Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

10.1 Summarize the history and current state of corrections in the community, including identifying recent innovations.

10.2 Identify the purpose, goals, and different types of community corrections.

10.3 Critique the benefits of corrections in the community over incarceration for offenders, family members of the offenders, victims, and the overall community.

10.4 Critically examine net widening and understand detrimental issues associated with it.

10.5 Evaluate the rights of victims regarding offenders serving corrections in the community.

10.6 Assess the role of a probation officer.

10.7 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of technology in community corrections.