With millions of offenders serving community corrections sentences each day in the United States, the topic of community corrections could not be more important than it is today. This text provides a detailed exploration and examination into the journeys of community corrections offenders. Moving beyond other texts on this subject, this book examines the literature on all types of community corrections offenders—not just probationers and parolees—as well as offender reentry experiences for all types of offenders (i.e., adult and juvenile). Additionally, discussion of the role of gender, race, and social class is included in the context of explaining experiences and how various factors and programs can contribute to, or stifle, successful offender reintegration.
Integrating the most recent research on various topics such as community corrections officer roles and assessment, this book offers what other texts in community corrections fail to. Tired of yawns when covering dry material? This text also garners student interest by including past pivotal and contemporary case examples to relate material discussed in the chapters to the "real world." For instance, students will be exposed to pop culture case references to pique their interest (e.g., 50 Cent, Lindsay Lohan & Chris Brown) and other relevant local and national cases that will help them to synthesize the material. Finally, a discussion on the ever-changing role of technology as it currently relates to community corrections both now and in the future is highlighted.
Changing a text can be a difficult decision. This text offers:
1) Student Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter.
2) Case examples that relate to the material in the chapters at the beginning of every chapter.
3) Recent research on topics.
4) Relevant tables and figures to illustrate points and assist students who are visual learners.
5) International examples and comparisons whenever possible.
6) Discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter to foster critical thinking and allow students to research topics in their own jurisdictions
7) Teaching materials that include chapters outlines, PowerPoints, and sample essay and quiz questions. See details below.
The following Teaching Materials will be available:
- Multiple-choice/True-False test bank in Word, Blackboard-compatible and Moodle formats.
- Other LMS formats may be available through Respondus.
- Chapter outlines.
PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption. Sample slides from the full 167-slide presentation are available to view here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I truly enjoyed reading Elaine Gunnison's Community Corrections...Three things stuck out to me in this book: there was a significant section on re-entry (which included information on collateral consequences); there was a chapter on assessments and their history; and there was a section on the unsung heroes of community corrections. The text does a good job of speaking toward the usual but comments on many issues not generally found in a beginning text. I give many thanks to Dr. Gunnison and Carolina Academic Press for this resource."
— Corrections Today