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eBook Corrections in the Community, Fifth Edition epub
  • ISBN: 1437755925
  • Author: Paula Smith,Edward J. Latessa
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anderson; 5 edition (February 4, 2011)
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • ePUB size: 1266 kb
  • FB2 size 1100 kb
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Corrections in the Community by Edward Latessa and Paula Smith is an excellent resource for my class.

Corrections in the Community by Edward Latessa and Paula Smith is an excellent resource for my class. The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of community corrections in a manner that is of interest to my students.

Authors Latessa and Smith organize and evaluate the latest data on the assessment of offender ty 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.

Authors: Edward Latessa Paula Smith. He is co-author of seven books including Corrections in the Community and What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism. eBook ISBN: 9781437755930.

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Authors: Edward J Latessa Edward Latessa Paula Smith. This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections.

ByEdward J. First Published 2011. eBook Published 9 March 2011.

Corrections in the Community. CT Lowenkamp, AM Holsinger, EJ Latessa. Journal of Community Corrections 15 (1), 5-11, 2005. The effect of drug court programming on recidivism: The Cincinnati experience. SJ Listwan, JL Sundt, AM Holsinger, EJ Latessa. Crime & Delinquency 49 (3), 389-411, 2003. What works in reducing recidivism. EJ Latessa, C Lowenkamp. U. St. Thomas LJ 3, 521, 2005.

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Corrections in the Community is an introductory text that provides a solid foundation of the most recent and salient information available on the broad and dynamic subject of community corrections. It explores the issues and practices facing community corrections, using the latest research in the field, in a way that makes it easy to use and understand. This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections.

Includes two new chapters highlighting what works in community corrections and how programs can be evaluated for effectiveness Contains contemporary real-world examples illustrating successful methods that continue to improve community supervision and its effects on different types of clientsOrganizes and explains the latest data on the assessment of offender risk/need/responsivity and the training of corrections practitioners in bringing about positive change in offenders
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I appreciate what the book is trying to do and feel that there is a wealth of knowledge within it. I also feel, however, that the quality and accuracy of that knowledge is brought into question due to contradictions caused by either poor editing or simple mistakes. I think the book could benefit from the authors and editors going back through the entire book and reediting it. First, I have to say the book is poorly organized overall. It uses boxes throughout the book to define and explain certain concepts, but they are placed in areas that don't make sense. For example, the text itself discusses using shock probation in parts of the first two chapters, yet the box explaining what shock probation is doesn't appear until the end of the second chapter. Prior to that box, the text never defines shock probation even though it points out its use as a community correctional program. This is just one small example, but this phenomenon occurs quite often throughout the book. The boxes also show up in the middle of a discussion about a completely different topic such as when they define what a fine is in a box on a page that discusses electronic monitoring and house arrest when fines were discussed several pages prior. Many of the boxes are also repeated in several chapters (especially the boxes explaining what a jail is and what a prison is). There are also a number of grammatical errors within the text, though none that significantly impact the understanding of the material.

The biggest problem I had with the book, however, was that it contradicts itself a number of times. For example, on page 24 in reference to a study by Sumter (1999) Latessa and Smith state that, "There were no differences in the recidivism rates between `religious' and `nonreligious' inmates; furthermore, regardless of how many times they attended chapel, inmates who had a greater religious orientation in terms of values were less likely to recidivate." So there's no difference between religious and nonreligious inmates, but the religious inmates (those with religious values) are less likely to recidivate? Another example comes when the authors state that, "[America] incarcerate[s] more adult residents in this nation (690 per 100,000 residents) than any other major Western country, except Russia (675)." First, I think it's important to point out that if America incarcerates 690 residents per 100,000 and Russia is incarcerating 675 residents, then America DOES incarcerate more people than Russia. Their own writing contradicts what they are saying in the very same sentence! If that wasn't bad enough, they then include a bar graph that shows the incarceration rates per 100,000 people for a number of countries. The graph also shows America incarcerating many more people than Russia (which comes in second on the graph). The graph shows that America incarcerates almost 750 people per 100,000, and that Russia incarcerates just over 600. These are just two examples of the contradictions within the book (including a number of contradictions where the graphs they use to visually show data don't match what they write in the text).

Finally, a smaller problem I saw with the text (somewhat more of an annoyance) was that quite a few of the references used actually come from one of the author's (Latessa's) previous research studies. It seems kind of biased to cite your own work without supporting it by work from other researchers. There are many references cited for the book, and Latessa's work makes up a relatively small portion of them, but his research is used to support a number of big concepts in the text. It might just be me being suspicious based on the contradictions in the book, but it seems like if these concepts were completely true, there'd be more research that supports it than just what the author found and believes. Like I said, however, this is a relatively minor problem I found, and it's more of an annoyance than a true problem in my opinion.

That being said, while the book itself is relatively easy to read, I wouldn't recommend this text based on the numerous contradictions and need for reorganization. I think the authors make so great points and I do believe a number of the assertions they make, but I think they need to revise their text rather significantly for their upcoming 6th edition. I'd probably recommend they and their editors actually reread the entire text and make changes as they go instead of just tweaking it a little and putting out a new edition to make money.
Required textbook for my Community Corrections course at Arizona State Univ. Bought used and saved a TON of money, which is always a good thing! As my title says, it's well-written and didn't put me to sleep like most textbooks, and it contained a lot of good information.
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The book arrived quickly and in the described condition. I will be using it for a new class--this text is comprehensive on the subject of community corrections.
Excellent service and book is excellent quality.
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