Community-Based Corrections,
12th Edition

Leanne Fiftal Alarid

ISBN-13: 9781337687362 | ISBN-10: 1337687367

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 416 pages

List Price USD $229.95


COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS, 12th Edition gives you a hands-on, real-world look at the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a career in community corrections. From probation, parole, and problem-solving courts to electronic monitoring, work release, residential facilities, and day reporting centers, numerous supervision techniques and treatment programs are explored, as are methods for working with offenders that have special needs such as mental illness and substance abuse. You'll apply your knowledge using case studies and exercises -- you'll conduct a presentence interview, write a presentence report, score a risk/needs assessment, and design a treatment plan for case supervision. Available with MindTap, the digital learning solution that powers students' mastery of key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and more.

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Leanne Fiftal Alarid is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at El Paso. She double majored in Psychology and Sociology with a B.A. from 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, mental illness and justice-involved 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 60 journal articles and book chapters, and authored or edited eight books. She received the Fellow Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2011 for outstanding contributions to criminal justice education and service.

  • A new section has been added on supervising undocumented offenders in the community.
  • Six new chapter-opening stories provide real-life connections to chapter topics. For example, as immigration issues come to the forefront of the Trump Presidency, a new story illuminates the role of the corrections system in the lives of undocumented immigrants who come across the border seeking political asylum from their home country.
  • There are six new "Field Note" essays in this edition. These essays are authored by correctional practitioners and include varied topics such as presentence investigation interviewing and reports (Ch. 4); supervising undocumented offenders (Ch. 6); working at a halfway house (Ch. 8); supervising offenders on GPS (Ch. 9); reentry courts (Ch. 11); and supervising gang members (Ch. 13).
  • Learning from Multiple Perspectives: The author is a former community corrections practitioner and an expert in conducting correctional research and evaluations. "Field Notes" boxes spotlight other correctional practitioners who write about a supervision or treatment issue from their own perspective. Among the topics addressed are a typical day of probation supervision, dealing with parole violators and absconders, and the knowledge/skills/abilities required to become a supervision officer.
  • Solution Learning: The book's last chapter provides a summary of concrete solutions -- rehabilitation, community supervision, and restorative -- that can be utilized to help meet correctional goals and aid in reentry.
  • Learning by Doing: Students apply what they learn to real-world scenarios via case studies at the end of every chapter, and/or lengthier assignments that simulate supervising a person on community supervision. These exercises (and the real-world case studies in MindTap) can be used in class discussions or as a basis for writing assignments. Assignments include writing a Presentence Investigation Report based on case information and/or a sample PSI (Ch. 4); interviewing protocol for clients (Ch. 5); assessing risk and needs using objective tools (Ch. 5); and decision making while supervising a probationer or parolee (Ch. 7).
  • Evidence-Based Learning: This text contains essential evidence-based practice based on methodologically rigorous research that helps readers develop informed viewpoints and feel confident about which programs should be expanded and which should be replaced in community corrections.

Table of Contents

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1. An Overview of Community Corrections: Goals and Evidence-Based Practices.
2. How Probation Developed: Chronicling Its Past and Present.
3. History of Parole and Mandatory Release.
4. Pretrial Supervision, Sentencing, and Presentence Investigation Report.
5. Case Management Using Risk/Needs/Responsivity.
6. Supervision and Treatment for Offenders with Special Needs.
7. Community Supervision Modification and Revocation.
8. Residential Community Supervision Programs.
9. Nonresidential Graduated Sanctions.
10. Economic and Restorative Justice Reparations.
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.

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