Special Needs Offenders in the Community

Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131188720
Release Date: 2006-02
Genre: Law

The first of its kind, Special Needs Offenders in the Community, First Edition, offers a strong community-based orientation and addresses both public safety and treatment issues related to a variety of special offender typologies. Drawing from the fields of criminal justice, psychology, and counseling, the text discusses 12 unique offender types and places a strong emphasis on assessment, diagnosis and outcomes. This new text offers thorough coverage of assessment and classification instruments, shows how to modify existing supervision and treatment practices, and emphasizes the theme of community justice throughout.

Essentials of Community Corrections

Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781544317649
Release Date: 2018-01-03
Genre: Social Science

Essentials of Community Corrections offers you a concise and practical perspective on community corrections while emphasizing successful offender reentry through strong community partnerships. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment planning, special needs populations, and the comparative criminal justice fields to present you with a complete introduction to community corrections today. A variety of practical pedagogical tools offer you insights into the daily lives of those working in the field and encourage you to start thinking like practitioners. Key Features: What Would You Do? assignments give you the chance to apply what they have learned by analyzing real-world scenarios to determine the best course of action for common challenges in community supervision. Applied Theory inserts throughout the book provide you with a focused application of a specific theory to particular issues in community corrections. Cross-National Perspective boxes demonstrate common themes in community corrections around the world, as well as different approaches used in other countries. Applied Exercises encourage you to reflect on your understanding of each chapter's content and to demonstrate your competence in using the information, techniques, and processes that you have learned. Food for Thought features at the end of each chapter guide your through a recent research study related to community corrections and include follow-up questions to help you think critically.

Risk Reduction

Author: International Community Corrections Association. Research Conference
Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063212505
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

Risk Reduction illustrates what some of the leading thinkers in corrections are doing to identity risk and lower recidivism. Published in cooperation with the International Community Corrections Association, this book examines programs which can lower recidivism and better prepare individuals for everyday life. Programs discussed include: Reaffirming Rehabilitation: Public Support for Correctional Treatment; What Works: Effective DWI Intervention; The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA): Reliability and Validity in Adult Male Offenders; Effective Intervention with Sex Offenders; Psychopathy as a Risk Factor for Violence; Assessing Psychopathy in Juveniles; and Effective Family-based Treatment for Juvenile Offenders: Multisystemic Therapy and Functional Family Therapy.

Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Author: Kimberly D. Dodson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317235439
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: Social Science

Current estimates indicate that approximately 2.2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities across the United States. There are another 5 million under community correctional supervision. Many of these individuals fall into the classification of special needs or special populations (e.g., women, juveniles, substance abusers, mentally ill, aging, chronically or terminally ill offenders). Medical care and treatment costs represent the largest portion of correctional budgets, and estimates suggest that these costs will continue to rise. In the community, probation and parole officers are responsible for helping special needs offenders find appropriate treatment resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the needs of these special populations and how to effectively care for and address their individual concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Offenders with Special Needs is an in-depth examination of offenders with special needs, such as those who are learning-challenged, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill, as well as substance abusers, sex offenders, women, juveniles, and chronically and terminally ill offenders. Areas that previously have been unexamined (or examined in a limited way) are explored. For example, this text carefully examines the treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender offenders, and racial and gender disparities in health care delivery, as well as pregnancy and parenthood behind bars, homelessness, and the incarceration of veterans and immigrants. In addition, the book presents legal and management issues related to the treatment and rehabilitation of special populations in prisons/jails and the community, including police-citizen interactions, diversion through specialty courts, obstacles and challenges related to reentry and reintegration, and the need for the development and implementation of evidence-based criminal justice policies and practices. This is a key collection for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology, and related areas of study, and an essential resource for academics and practitioners working with offenders with special needs.

Community Based Corrections

Author: Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412987462
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Social Science

Community Based Corrections: A Text/Reader is a text-reader that includes a collection of carefully selected, edited articles on community-based corrections that have previously appeared in a number of leading criminal justice academic journals. This book is a substitute for a 'standard' community-based corrections textbook, without becoming 'standard' because it will include text and original articles along with current research. The book is divided into eleven Sections that will include 15 pages of authored text and 3-4 significant research-based articles with a policy orientation. The articles will provide the reader with a grasp of the development and current status of research on the various community-based corrections topics. Ancillaries include instructor and student resource sites. Instructors will be provided test questions and PowerPoint slides. Materials on the student study site will include self-study quizzes and extra articles for each section of the book.

Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions

Author: Lior Gideon
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483307121
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Social Science

Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Perspectives on Elderly Crime and Victimization

Author: Peter C. Kratcoski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319726823
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Social Science

This textbook focuses on the criminality and victimization of the elderly population. It provides a global perspective on the extent of the elderly crime and victimization, with international comparisons for addressing the problem. It explores the extent and types of crimes committed by the elderly, the characteristics of older criminals, and the responses of the criminal justice system (including prisons and institutions) to elderly criminals, including: diversion programs, community-based treatment programs, and special programs including health & mental health care services for older prisoners. The second part of the book covers victimization of the elderly. Research findings show that certain crimes including fraud, theft, and certain types of financial crimes disproportionately affect older people, and these types of crimes are growing in prevalence. This work explores the characteristics of older victims and the types of crimes that affect them. Finally, the book presents comparative international research on approaches to crime prevention, education, and legislation to address the victimization of the elderly. This work will be of interest to students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields such as sociology, and gerontology.

Prison and Jail Administration Practice and Theory

Author: Christopher Newport University Peter M Carlson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449653064
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: Social Science

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of the best-selling textbook Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory covers all aspects of prison administration, from organizational structure and management accountability to food service, personnel corruption, and the impact of technology on penal institutions. Authored by over sixty leading experts in the field, the text provides students with a unique balance of practice and theory, and includes suggested readings, learning objectives, and discussion questions to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the material. The third edition includes all-new pedagogical features, instructor resources, and new chapters on current topics, such as women offenders, the world of a corrections officer, hiring and retention of staff, institution pre-release programs, and restorative justice. The most comprehensive and accessible prison administration textbook available, Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory, Third Edition is essential reading for students in correctional administration courses.

Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment

Author: Clive R. Hollin
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471988588
Release Date: 2001-02-08
Genre: Psychology

There is growing need to base the rehabilitation, prison regimes and treatment of offenders with special needs on research based methods and experience.This authoritative handbook will help you provide care for such offenders which is effective,humane and related o individual organisational and social considerations - whether based in community,residential prison or secure hospital settings. The Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment provides a comprehensive guide to the whole range of approaches to treatment, including behavioural/cognitive,family work, reasoning and rehabilitation,and anger management.It goes on to examine the assessment of various categories of offenders such as child abusers,violent,mentally disordered offenders and sex offenders,and also looks a different ypes of reatment settings -in prisons,maximum security hospitals,residential settings and in the community. ESSENTIAL RESOURCE THAT PROVIDES... - Editor and contributors with wide-ranging understanding and extensive expertise in the field of offender treatment. - A single-volume,authoritative,comprehensive and international reference.

Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843705783
Release Date: 2013-03-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

Managing Persistent and Serious Offenders in the Community

Author: Robin Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134039906
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Social Science

Over the last few years intensive community programmes for both young and adult offenders have become established in the UK as an important new component of penal policy − the ISSP (Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme) for persistent and serious young offenders, and the ICCP (Intensive Control and Change Programme) for adult offenders. Expectations of these programmes have been high, but the evidence relating to their effectiveness is mixed, and a number of critical concerns have emerged. This book seeks to address these issues, providing a timely review of the current literature, and presents findings of a recent national evaluation of ISSP. Emerging lessons for future penal policy are presented, and set within a wider theoretical context. The book concludes by stressing the need for greater realism and further evidential support if such programmes are to gain long-term credibility, and also to consider the appropriateness of differing forms of targeting as well as the emphasis placed on the various methods of surveillance.

Corrections in the Community

Author: Edward J. Latessa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317410263
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Genre: Social Science

Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, 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 Smith 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 the mentally ill 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 sixth edition includes a new chapter on specialty drug and other problem-solving courts. Now found in every state, these specialty courts represent a new way to deal with some of the problems that face our citizens, be it substance abuse or reentry 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.

Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs

Author: José B. Ashford
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1557986673
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Psychology

A unique book that focuses on the severe mental and cognitive problems that appear in many adults and juvenile offenders. Presents a specifi c approach for differentiating ordinary offenders from those with spec ial needs and outlines treatment methods that reflect the realities of prison life. Contributors are leading clinical scientists and practi tioners from the field of correctional mental health and international ly known policy analysts and legal experts.