Higher Education

Community-Based Corrections, 10th Edition

  • Leanne Fiftal Alarid University of Texas - El Paso
  • ISBN-10: 1285458397  |  ISBN-13: 9781285458397
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Objective, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date, the tenth edition of best-selling COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS provides an excellent introduction to the procedures, practices, and personnel involved in community-based corrections. Students learn about the wide array of effective punishments and treatment programs that constitute alternatives to incarceration, and which are designed to meet the level of risk posed by, and the needs of, each individual. These include probation, parole, electronic monitoring, house arrest, day-treatment centers, boot camps, restitution, fines, and other options. The book's balanced approach reflects a strong emphasis on practical and legal matters, and places the programs in their historical, philosophical, social, and legal context. Input from professionals in the field gives students invaluable insight into real-world practice.

Features and Benefits

  • Providing for maximum reinforcement and student success, chapters begin with numbered learning objectives that are linked to corresponding quiz and test items.
  • A decision-making theme gives students opportunities to apply what they learn to real-world scenarios via case studies that appear in every chapter. Written by field practitioners, these exercises combine theory with real-life practice and can be used in class discussions or as a basis for writing assignments.
  • "Technology in Corrections" boxes illustrate how advancements in equipment and knowledge about data have impacted aspects of corrections programs. Topics, among others, include pharmacological/biomedical treatments and GPS tracking.
  • "Corrections Up Close" boxes investigate special topics--such as re-entry into the community and dealing with the root causes of prostitution--in more detail.
  • "Field Notes" boxes spotlight practitioners who write about a correctional issue from their own perspective. Among the topics addressed are the supervision of parole violators and absconders as well as the effectiveness of drug courts.
  • Chapter review sections include a summary and set of discussion questions that encourage students to think critically about the material presented in the chapter. The discussion questions can also serve as written exercises in many cases or as topics for essays or research papers.

Table of Contents

Part I: OVERVIEW OF EVOLUTION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS.
1. An Overview of Community Corrections: Goals and Evidence Practices.
2. How Probation Developed: Chronicling Its Past and Present.
3. History of Paroles and Mandatory Release.
Part II: TECHNIQUES OF EVIDENCE-BASED COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISION.
4. Pretrial Supervision, Sentencing, and Presentence Investigation Report.
5. Classification and Supervision.
6. Community Supervision for Offenders with Special Needs.
7. Community Supervision Modification and Revocation.
Part III: ENHANCEMENTS AND GRADUATED SANCTION.
8. Residential Community Supervision Programs.
9. Nonresidential Graduated Sanctions.
10. Economic and Restorative Justice Reparations.
Part IV: SPECIAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS.
11. Prisoner Reentry: Collateral Consequences, Parole, and Mandatory Release.
12. Career Pathways in Community Corrections.
13. Juvenile Justice, Probation, and Parole.
14. Bringing It All Together: Practical Solutions for Community-Based Corrections.

What's New

  • In Chapter 1, coverage of theories related to community correctional goals has been expanded to include specific deterrence; rehabilitation through risk, needs, and responsivity; and restorative justice. The chapter also introduces an integrated theory of probation (the participation process model).
  • Chapter 2 now includes material on the purpose of probation (formerly Box 1.1 in the previous edition) to highlight the functions of probation at a more opportune spot. In addition, this chapter now introduces deferred adjudication/diversion so that students gain a better understanding of how modern day diversion developed from the suspended sentence. The early discussion of diversion is also fitting for the case study at the end of the chapter.
  • Reflecting the recent increase in literature related to pretrial release and supervision, Chapter 4 contains updated coverage on the most recent findings in this area, including an introduction to the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) for pretrial.
  • Chapter 5, "Classification and Supervision," includes increased coverage on emergent practices, such as motivational interviewing, to be in line with evidence-based practices. The ORAS for community supervision has been incorporated into this chapter, replacing the Wisconsin Risk and Needs instrument. The interstate compact section has been completely rewritten and updated.
  • Chapter 7 incorporates the most recent and updated literature on revocation as well as solutions for reducing revocation through graduated sanctions.
  • Chapters 10 and 11 on restorative justice and re-entry into the community, respectively, have been significantly revised and expanded to ensure the most current treatment of these crucial community corrections issues. Particularly noteworthy enhancements have been made to the sections on conferencing, reparation boards, victim impact panels, and collateral consequences.
  • Chapter 13 contains new sections on two approaches that work with juveniles and their families--functional family therapy and multisystemic therapy.
  • An all-new Chapter 14, "Bringing It All Together: Practical Solutions for Community-Based Corrections," presents a solution-based agenda for applying the theories introduced in Chapter 1; for instance, specific deterrence through community supervision. The participation process model is applied by tying together concepts of communication, casework strategies, and leverage. Restorative solutions include justice reinvestment and restoring civil rights to offenders who want to legitimately move on with their lives.

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Bundle: Text + CourseMate Printed Access Card

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285458893 | ISBN-13: 9781285458892)

The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, "What If" scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus, and an expanded test bank. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities, and media tools. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true-false, completion, essay, and new critical thinking formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285458907 | ISBN-13: 9781285458908)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text, and feature some additional examples and real-world cases for application and discussion.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285754913 | ISBN-13: 9781285754918)

Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more, as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint® slides. Learning modules have been updated with a new look.

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285754913 | ISBN-13: 9781285754918)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Leanne Fiftal Alarid

Leanne Fiftal Alarid is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas–El Paso. She double majored in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Northern Colorado. She worked in Denver as a counselor in a girls group home and then as a case manager at an adult halfway house before returning to school to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. She was on the faculty at the University of Missouri–Kansas City from 1996–2006, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006–2013. Her research areas are post-conviction offender behavior, issues of mentally ill offenders, and correctional policy. She has also partnered with a number of criminal justice agencies as a researcher, consultant, and program evaluator. Dr. Alarid has authored more than fifty journal articles and book chapters. She has co-authored/edited seven other books and received the Fellow Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2011 for her outstanding contribution to criminal justice education and service.