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Environmental Corrections : A New Paradigm for Supervising Offenders in the Community (Paperback) (Lacey
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Environmental Corrections builds on the idea of developing a new paradigm for probation and parole officers to use in supervising offenders. Previous attempts to bring the insights of environmental criminology into corrections have been modest and thus far not interconnected. By contrast, by explicitly setting forth environmental corrections, it is possible to open up fresh ideas and practices on how best to help offenders avoid returning to crime while on probation and parole. New ideas in community corrections are in short supply. For many years, the debate has focused on whether offenders under community supervision should receive rehabilitation or intensive control. By contrast, authors Lacey Schaefer, Francis Cullen, and John Eck hope to articulate an innovative approach to offender supervision that moves beyond this now-stale and unhelpful debate.
The growing field of environmental criminology will embrace the work of the renowned coauthors with this innovative guide for the development of new, effective strategies to more effectively integrate offenders back into the community and reduce recidivism.