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American Corrections: Reform Without Change  

Karol Lucken and Thomas G. Blomberg

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article outlines the corrections system of America. It traces the history of the corrections system and offers some observations on what led to the massive prison buildup. It ... More

The Characteristics of Prisoners Returning Home and Effective Reentry Programs and Policies  

Christy A. Visher and Jeremy Travis

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reports that rehabilitation for prisoners is still not dead. It reveals that prisoner reentry programs have been implemented nationwide for the past ten years, and that ... More

The Effectiveness of Corrections-Based Work and Academic and Vocational Education Programs  

Doris Layton MacKenzie

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies the effectiveness of corrections-based work and academic and vocational education programs for offenders. It summarizes the present education, vocational, and work ... More

Life on the Outside: Transitioning from Prison to the Community  

Thomas P. LeBel and Shadd Maruna

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the growing difficult realities of moving from prison to the community. It refers to several narratives of people who have experienced—and struggled—with the ... More

The Present Status and Future Prospects of Parole Boards and Parole Supervision  

Edward E. Rhine

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article outlines the striking changes that have occurred in parole release and supervision over the last two and a half decades. It reveals that most of the prisoners are now released ... More

Risk Assessment  

Christopher Slobogin

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article examines risk assessment, which is defined as the identification of “risk” and “protective” factors that make involvement in crimes more or less likely. It lists the available ... More

Treatment and Rehabilitation  

Francis T. Cullen and Paula Smith

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the role of rehabilitation as a core purpose of American corrections. Section I argues that rehabilitation has been a fundamental sensibility of the correctional ... More

Youth in Prison and Beyond  

Edward P. Mulvey and Carol A. Schubert

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The juvenile court was established to separate adolescent offenders from the potentially harmful effects of involvement in the adult criminal justice system. Due to glitches in this plan, ... More

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