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Rethinking Corrections
Rehabilitation, Reentry, and Reintegration

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January 2010 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A comprehensive overview of rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration,with real-life examples of successes and failures and the most current research

This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Lior Gideon
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Corrections in an Era of Reentry
Lior Gideon and Natalie Loveland
CHAPTER TWO: Public Attitudes Toward Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Elizabeth Jeglic, Christian Maile, Cynthia Calkins Mercado
CHAPTER THREE: Treatment of Offender Population: Implications for the Risk Management and Community Reintegration
Hung-En Sung and Lior Gideon
CHAPTER FOUR: Major Rehabilitative Approaches
Doris Layton MacKenzie
CHAPTER FIVE: Probation: An Untapped Resource in U.S. Corrections
Rachel Porter
CHAPTER SIX: Diversion Programs
Wayne N. Welsh
CHAPTER SEVEN: Prison-Based Substance-Abuse Program
Georgen Guerrero
CHAPTER EIGHT: Prison-Based Educational and Vocational Programs
Patrick Lussier, Melissa Dahabieh, Nadine Deslauriers-Varin, and Chris Thomson
CHAPTER NINE: The Community Re-integration of Violent/Sex Offenders: Issues and Challenges for Community Risk Management
Elizabeth Corzine McMullan
CHAPTER TEN: Seeking Medical and Psychiatric Attention
Beverly D. Frazier
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Faith-Based Prisoner Reentry
Faye S. Taxman
CHAPTER TWELVE: Parole: Moving the Field Forward Through a New Model of Behavioral Management
Mindy Tarlow
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Employment Barriers to Reintegration
Andrea Leverentz
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Barriers to Reintegration
Lior Gideon
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Preparedness of Current College Curricula to Issues of Prisoner Reentry
Lior Gideon and Hung-En Sung
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Integrative Theory of The Triple Rs (Rehabilitation, Reentry, and Reintegration)

This book provides a good overview of corrections and is used in conjunction with another Sage title dealing specifically with community corrections. It provides greater context for the course. Specifically, it shows how community corrections functions inside the broader correctional system.

Mr Michael Alan Hollingsworth
Political Science , Univ Of South Alabama-Baldwin
November 9, 2015

I will use as a reference book but as a stand alone text it is not comprehensive enough.

Dr Ingrid McGuffog
Criminal Justice Dept, Suny Brockport
November 13, 2013

Fit need of class. Liked the discussion questions as an addition to class.

Peggy Franklin
Criminal Justice Studies, Governors State University
February 25, 2013

This book provdes an excellent opportunity for students to consider the terms of reentry and reintegration so important in today's criminal justice. It has been added to the reading list for students as a recommended reading as it provides a fantstic opportunity for students to draw comparatives between the two systems (UK and USA) and work on rehabilitation and the purposes of punishment.

Mr Andy Bain
Inst of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University
October 9, 2012

The text is current and provides a thorugh content coverage.

Dr Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge
Criminology, University of Houston - Clear Lake
April 11, 2012

good anthology

Professor Martin Horn
Law Police Science Dept, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
July 10, 2010
Key features
Key Features:
  • Comprehensive overview of the corrections process, starting with the beginning stages of incarceration—intake of risk and needs assessment—through to the release back into the community, unlike other texts
  • A theoretical framework illustrates different types of rehabilitation models
  • Thorough coverage of correctional practices and processes in each chapter, presented by an expert in that area
  • Special interest boxes drawn from the direct experiences of both ex-offenders and practitioners to give students an informed view based on real-life experiences
  • Policy Implications at the end of each chapter examine current policies for convicted offenders and include examples of successful rehabilitation and reentry programs
  • Up-to-date research findings give both students and practitioners an overview of the current state of the field

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

3. Treatment of Offender Populations

12. Parole


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