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The prison system is changing. But what's the best direction? COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS shows you how the prison system can help more people and cost taxpayers less by starting to put some types of felons in supervised programs. Programs discussed include probation, parole, electronic monitoring, house arrest, day-treatment centers, bootcamps, restitution, and fines. With a balanced approach, this text reflects a strong emphasis on practical and legal matters related to alternatives to prison and jail.
Table of Contents
PART I: PROBATION
The State of Corrections Today: Why Community Corrections Is Important
History and Legal Foundations of Probation
The Decision to Grant Probation
The Presentence Investigation Report
Conditions, Modification, and Termination of Probation
Organization and Administration of Probation Services
Supervision in Probation and Parole
PART II: PAROLE
The Development of Parole: From Its Origin to the Present
The Parole Board and Parole Selection
Parole Conditions and Revocation
PART III: INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS AND SPECIAL ISSUES