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.

Probation: An Untapped Resource in U.S. Corrections

Probation: An Untapped Resource in U.S. Corrections

Probation: An untapped resource in U.S. corrections
Doris LaytonMacKenzie

Probation has been an integral part of corrections since its inception more than 100 years ago. It is the most common form of criminal sentencing in the United States. In 2006, more than 7.2 million adults, or 3.2% of the adult population, was incarcerated in prisons or jails or serving time in the community on probation or parole (Glaze & Bonczar, 2007). The majority of these were serving sentences of probation. As shown in Figure 5.1, 58% of the correctional population, or more than 4.2 million adults, were on probation in 2006.

Figure 5.1 U.S. Correctional Population, 2006

Probation is a sentence requiring offenders to serve a period of correctional supervision in the ...

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