Community Corrections: Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions

Paperback | November 1, 1997

EditorJoan Petersilia

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Community corrections has undergone a revolution over the past decade. Probation and parole populations have more than doubled as offenders continue to commit more serious crimes. Money for these programs has not increased, placing pressure on the programs to create tougher but cheapersanctions and at the same time promising to rehabilitate offenders and keep communities safe. New programs have been set up, among them electronic monitoring, boot camps, and house arrest -- some successful, others not. Although probation and parole do receive a great deal of public attention --particularly when a new crime is committed -- there is relatively little scholarly literature or serious discussion of the subject. Community Corrections fills this gap, bringing together twenty-two readings covering the best available information on the current context, implementation, and impact of community-based sanctions. It offers policy-relevant information and identifies "what works" in community corrections, answeringthe most basic questions -- what services are provided and at what cost; who receives probation and parole; and what programs are most effective. Designed for students, correctional professionals, and policymakers, Community Corrections brings readers up to date on the issues, data, and programsthat comprise community corrections. Several of the articles appear here for the first time, while others have either been previously printed or updated specifically for this volume. Providing an overview of the changing face of community corrections and the debates surrounding it, this textprovides commentary on and assessments of various programs, showing the great unrealized promise in community corrections.

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Community corrections has undergone a revolution over the past decade. Probation and parole populations have more than doubled as offenders continue to commit more serious crimes. Money for these programs has not increased, placing pressure on the programs to create tougher but cheapersanctions and at the same time promising to rehabil...

Joan Petersilia is at University of California at Irvine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195105438

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Preface1. THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONSIntroductionMark C. Dean-Myrda and Francis T. Cullen: The Panacea Pendulum: An Account of Community as a Response to Crime2. THE CURRENT STATE OF PROBATION, PAROLE, AND INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONSIntroductionJoan Petersilia: A Crime Control Rationale for Reinvesting in Community CorrectionsNorman Holt: The Current State of Parole in AmericaPatrick A. Langan: Between Prison and Probation: Intermediate Sanctions3. THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ON OFFENDER RECIDIVISM AND COMMUNITY SAFETYIntroductionMichael R. Geerken and Hennessey D. Hayes: Probation and Parole: Public Risk and the Future of Incarceration AlternativesJoan Petersilia and Susan Turner: Prison Versus Probation in California: Implications for Crime and Offender Recidivism4. EXPERIENCE WITH INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS: RATIONALE AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESSIntroductionAlan T. Harland: Defining a Continuum of Sanctions: Some Research and Policy Development ImplicationsMichael Tonry: Evaluating Intermediate Sanction ProgramsBarry Krisberg, Elliot Currie, and David Onek: What Works With Juvenile Offenders? A Review of "Graduated Sanction" Programs5. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FOR DRUG-ABUSING OFFENDERSIntroductionMichael L. Prendergast, M. Douglas Anglin, and Jean Wellisch: Treatment for Drug-Abusing Offenders Under Community SupervisionSusan Turner, Joan Petersilia, and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes: Drug Testing in Community Corrections: Results of an Experimental EvaluationSusan Turner and Douglas Longshore: Evaluating the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) Program6. ATTITUDES OF OFFENDERS AND THE PUBLIC TOWARD COMMUNITY CORRECTIONSIntroductionJulian V. Roberts: American Attitudes About Punishment: Myth and RealityJoan Petersilia and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes: What Punishes? Inmates Rank the Severity of Prison Versus Intermediate Sanctions7. INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONSIntroductionDan Nevers: Neighborhood Probation: Adapting a "Beat Cop" Concept in Community SupervisionRobin Leaf, Arthur Lurigio, and Nancy Martin: Chicago's Project Safeway: Strengthening Probation's Links With the CommunityTerry Morgan and Stephen D. Marrs: Redmond, Washington's SMART Partnership for Police and Community CorrectionsRonald P. Corbett, Jr., Bernard L. Fitzgerald, and James Jordan: Boston's operations Night Light: An Emerging Model for Police-Probation Partnerships8. CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONSIntroductionAndrew von Hirsch: The Ethics of Community-Based SanctionsPaul Gendreau, Francis T. Cullen, and James Bonta: Intensive Rehabilitation Supervision: The Next Generation in Community Corrections?Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.: When Community Corrections Means Business: Introducing "Reinventing" Themes to Probation and ParoleTodd R. Clear and Anthony A. Braga: Challenges for Corrections in the Community

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"A concise, timely, and well organized reader."--Kevin E. Courtright, Hilbert College