This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Rehabilitation, Reentry, and Reintegration in Criminal Justice Education

Rehabilitation, Reentry, and Reintegration in Criminal Justice Education

Rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration in criminal justice education

Some of the first images that come to mind when we think about corrections are prison walls, armed guards, and hardened criminals. Often, it seems as though correction has lost its meaning and that the exclusive focus of incarceration is incapacitation and punishment. Indeed, to a large extent students seeking education in the field of corrections are introduced to philosophies of punishment, causes of crime, alternatives to incarceration (e.g., community forms of supervision), and ideas on how correction systems can function better by reducing recidivism rates, improving public safety, and becoming more cost effective. These foci come as no surprise given the huge number of people currently under criminal justice ...

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