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Community Corrections

ISBN: 9781412959957 | 1412959950
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub. Date: 2/19/2009

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Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective,  Community Corrections covers all the major topics in the field while emphasizing reintegration and community partnerships and focusing strongly on assessment, risk prediction, and classification. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment planning, special needs populations, and the comparative criminal justice fields to present a complete assessment of the issues and challenges facing community corrections today. Insights into how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in community corrections are illustrated by such things as the increasing role technology plays in the field. Key Features Incorporates "What Would You Do?" assignments that ask students to determine the best course of action for legal issues dealing with specific challenges in community supervision Includes  Focus Topics  boxes to add depth and detail to selected important and interesting topics and issues Offers  Applied Theory  inserts throughout the book to provide a clear and focused application of a specified theory to a particular issue or set of issues in community corrections Presents specialized needs caseload models to help students understand the increasing need for community supervision officers to be well-versed on special offender typologies, including sex offenders, mentally ill offenders, those with communicable diseases, and drug offenders. Gives students hands-on practice in community corrections through the completion of mock Pre-sentence Investigation Reports (PSIs) Provides  Cross-National Perspective  boxes to demonstrate common themes in community supervision around the world, as well as different but viable approaches used in other countries Offers  Applied Exercises  at the ends of chapters to help students reflect on their understanding of each chapter's content and to demonstrate their competence in using the information, techniques, and processes that they have learned

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