Essentials of Community Corrections

Robert D. Hanser,

Essentials of Community Corrections

Essentials of Community Corrections offers students a concise and practical perspective on community corrections while emphasizing successful offender reentry through strong community partnerships. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment planning, special needs populations, and the comparative criminal justice fields to present a complete introduction to community corrections today. A variety of practical pedagogical tools offer students insights into the daily lives of those working in the field, encouraging students to start thinking like practitioners. 

Key Features: 

  • What Would You Do? assignments give students the chance to apply what they have learned by analyzing real-world scenarios to determine the best course of action for common challenges in community supervision. 
  • Applied Theory inserts throughout the book provide a focused application of a specific theory to particular issues in community corrections. 
  • Cross-National Perspective boxes demonstrate common themes in community corrections around the world, as well as different approaches used in other countries. 
  • Applied Exercises encourage students to reflect on their understanding of each chapter′s content and to demonstrate their competence in using the information, techniques, and processes that they have learned. 
  • Food for Thought features at the end of each chapter guide students through a recent research study related to community corrections and include follow-up questions to help students think critically.
  • Sharing Your Opinionquestions at the end of each chapter empower students to express their own views on the issues covered in the text.

The free, open-access Student Study site at features carefully selected video links, access to SAGE journal articles, and more! Instructors, sign in for additional resources! 


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