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.

Community Reintegration of Violent and Sexual Offenders: Issues and Challenges for Community Risk Management

Community Reintegration of Violent and Sexual Offenders: Issues and Challenges for Community Risk Management

Community reintegration of violent and sexual offenders: Issues and challenges for community risk management
PatrickLussier, MelissaDahabieh, NadineDeslauriers-Varin, and ChrisThomson

About 20 years ago, a paradigm shift occurred in the criminal justice response to adult offenders. The “new penology” marked a systematic change in the main functions and objectives of the criminal justice system (Feeley & Simon, 1992). Rather than rehabilitation or punishment, correctional practices emphasized the identification and management of dangerous populations. People convicted of violent or sexual crimes have been regarded as high-risk populations for which legal and penal measures already in place were not considered sufficient to protect the community. The “community protection” model emerged as a result of a combination ...

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