Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the purpose and goals of community corrections.
  • Defend the different types of corrections in the community.
  • Critique the benefits of corrections in the community over incarceration for offenders, family members of the offenders, victims, and the overall community.
  • Evaluate the rights of victims regarding offenders serving corrections in the community.
  • Assess the role of a probation officer.
  • Critically examine net widening and understand detrimental issues associated with it.