Special Needs Offenders in the Community

Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131188723
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Risk Reduction

Author: International Community Corrections Association. Research Conference
Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn
ISBN:
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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.

Conference on Special Needs Offenders

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This is a report of the proceedings of the Special Needs Offenders conference held on December 3, 1990 at the Skyline Hotel in Ottawa. The conference provided the participants with information on community-based programs for special needs offenders; programs available as sentencing options, provided to offenders in institutions, or upon their release to the community. It brought together representatives of the government and the voluntary sector, the legal profession, and the community to sensitize and educate each other regarding necessary interagency, interjurisdictional and interdisciplinary cooperation to provide services for special needs offenders. This report is a summary of the major issues and concerns which were identified during the presentations and workshop discussions at the conference.

Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Author: Kimberly D. Dodson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317235436
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Essentials of Community Corrections

Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544317646
Format: PDF
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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.

Community Corrections

Author: Robert D. Hanser
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452256632
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective, Community Corrections, Second Edition covers 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.

Community Based Corrections

Author: Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987466
Format: PDF
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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: 1483307123
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.