Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Experiencing the ISP Movement: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Experiencing the ISP Movement: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Experiencing the ISP movement: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Eric J.Wodahl

Editor's Introduction: Professor Wodahl worked in community corrections as an intensive supervision program (ISP) agent. Intensive supervision is a more restrictive type of control placed mostly on probationers and parolees considered to be at higher risk of reoffending. Using a creative offender typology that he devised—“the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”—Wodahl assesses the effectiveness of his ISP in achieving the goals of reducing prison overcrowding, saving money, providing more appropriate punishment, improving public safety, and promoting rehabilitation. He found the ISP to be successful in achieving many of its goals but that this success varied according to type of offender. Wodahl's analysis ...

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