Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Immigrants under Correctional Supervision: Examining the Needs of Immigrant Populations in a Criminal Justice Setting

Immigrants under correctional supervision: Examining the needs of immigrant populations in a criminal justice setting
Harald E.Weiss and Lauren M.Vasquez

Immigration polarizes the U.S. population like few other topics. Despite its history as an immigration country, sentiments about immigration policy are split along political, racial, ethnic, and class lines. While arguments for stricter regulation of immigration focus on a number of perceived social problems, including immigrants' use of social services and costs to taxpayers, fears of immigrant crime also feature prominently in the public discourse. These fears, often exacerbated with concerns about drug-related violence and the ever-present specter of terrorism, have led the U.S. government to adopt a military paradigm in order ...

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