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Encyclopedia of community corrections, Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa, editor

Label
Encyclopedia of community corrections
Title
Encyclopedia of community corrections
Statement of responsibility
Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives -- community-based corrections -- had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more damaging than rehabilitative. The alternative of community corrections has evolved to become a substantial part of the criminal justice and correctional system, spurred in recent years not so much by a progressive, humane philosophy as by dramatically increasing prison populations, court orders to "fix" overextended prison settings, and an economic search for cost savings. Encyclopedia of Community Corrections explores all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its current inception. Features & benefits: 150 signed entries (each with cross references and further readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in community corrections; a thematic reader's guide in the front matter groups entries by broad topical or thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance; a chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context; a glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field; a resource guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the further readings accompanying each entry) guides students to further resources in their research journeys; and appendix offers statistics from the Bureau of Justice
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
365/.603
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9279
LC item number
.E48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barton-Bellessa, Shannon M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Community-based corrections
  • Criminals
  • Community-based corrections
  • Criminals
  • Criminal rehabilitation
Label
Encyclopedia of community corrections, Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn757489081
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxviii, 487 pages
Isbn
9781412990837
Lccn
2011049057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412990837
  • (OCoLC)757489081
Label
Encyclopedia of community corrections, Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn757489081
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxviii, 487 pages
Isbn
9781412990837
Lccn
2011049057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412990837
  • (OCoLC)757489081

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