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ISBN-13 9781133471202ISBN-10 113347120X
ISBN-10 1133049664ISBN-13 9781133049661
Author(s): Alarid/del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 400

Objective, comprehensive, and completely up to date, the best-selling COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS, 9th Edition 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 more. 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. In addition, input from professionals in the field gives students invaluable insight into real-world practice.