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Community Corrections
by: Robert D. Hanser
1412959950 / 9781412959957

Book Description:
Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective, Community Correctionscovers 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 FeaturesIncorporates "What Would You Do?" assignments that ask students to determine the best course of action for legal issues dealing with specific challenges in community supervisionIncludes Focus Topics boxes to add depth and detail to selected important and interesting topics and issuesOffers 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 correctionsPresents 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 countriesOffers 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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