Corrections in the Community, Seventh Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison and jail systems continue to struggle, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue to grow in importance. This text provides a solid foundation and includes the most salient information available on the broad and dynamic subject of community corrections. Authors Latessa and Lovins organize and evaluate the latest data on the assessment of offender risk/need/responsivity and successful methods that continue to improve community supervision and its effects on different types of clients, from those with mental illness or substance abuse problems to juveniles.
This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections and prepares them to evaluate and strengthen these crucial programs. This seventh edition includes new chapters on pretrial, and graduated responses as well as updated information on specialty drug and other problem-solving courts. Now found in every state, these specialty courts represent a way to deal with some of the most devastating problems that face our population, be it substance abuse or re-entry to the community from prison. Chapters contain key terms, boxed material, review questions, and recommended readings, and a glossary is provided to clarify important concepts. The instructor’s guide is expanded, offering sample syllabi for semester, quarter, and online classes; student exercises; research and information links; and a transcription of the Bill of Rights. A test bank and lecture slides are also available at no cost.
Criminal justice students are often taught very little about community corrections, even though 7 of 10 individuals under correctional supervision in the U.S. are on probation or parole. Latessa and Lovins have written an informative, current text about pretrial, probation, and parole that includes the latest evidence-based approaches. This is a valuable addition to the academic library and will help prepare the next generation of practitioners.
Chief Maricopa County Adult Probation
With the latest edition of Corrections in the Community, Latessa and Lovins have created a comprehensive, highly engaging, and up-to-date book that will easily and effectively guide the reader through America’s largest and perhaps most often misunderstood correctional system.
Students will gain a thorough understanding of the history and development of the community correctional system, while also learning about the most recent issues that continue to shape and challenge the profession.
Alexander M. Holsinger, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Coordinator for Johnson County, Kansas
With the aim of providing a comprehensive review, the authors move beyond the basic concepts of probation and parole to a rich understanding of community corrections. The text stands out for its excellent review of the evidence-based approaches that lead to more effective policies and practices. Corrections in the Community is an essential reading for students and professionals alike.
Shelley Johnson Listwan,
University of North Carolina Charlotte
About the Authors
1. The Criminal Justice System
2. Pretrial Bond, Bail, and Diversion
3. Sentencing and Community Corrections
4. Probation in America
5. Parole in America
6. Offender Assessment
7. Roles of Probation and Parole Officers
8. Supervision Strategies and Delivering Services to Offenders
9. Graduate Responses to Behavior
10. Community Residential Correctional Programs
11. Special Populations in Community Corrections
12. Women and Community Corrections
13. Problem-Solving Courts
14. Evaluating Community Corrections
15. The Future of Corrections in the Community