Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

10.1 Summarize the history of corrections in the community.

10.2 Identify recent innovations in community corrections and their effect on community corrections services.

10.3 Evaluate the purpose and goals of community corrections.

10.4 List the various types of corrections responses in the community.

10.5 Critique the benefits of corrections in the community over incarceration for those convicted of offenses, their family members, victims/survivors, and the overall community.

10.6 Assess the role of a probation officer.

10.7 Examine the impact of diversity for those serving sentences in the community and those serving as officers in community corrections.

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