Community-based Corrections

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West/Wadsworth, 1999 - Alternatives to imprisonment - 382 pages
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This book focuses on all forms of corrections and correctional facilities outside of jails and prisons, from traditional incarceration programs to the most current programs such as electronic monitoring, house arrest, day-treatment, bootcamp and fines. A traditional and balanced approach, this new edition reflects a stronger emphasis on the legal matters related to alternative corrections.

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Rolando V. del Carmen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the Criminal Justice Center of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He was assistant dean and associate professor of a school of law in the Philippines and has held various administrative and academic positions in the United States. In addition, he has taught at various universities and has written extensively, including numerous articles on legal issues and more than ten books that include CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, CIVIL LIABILITIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, TEXAS PROBATION LAW AND PRACTICE, and POTENTIAL LIABILITIES OF PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS. A consultant to criminal justice agencies in a number of states, Dr. Del Carmen was appointed to a six-year term to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. He earned the Fellow Award (1990) and the Bruce Smith Award (1996) from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a B.A. and a bachelor of laws degree from the Philippines, a master of comparative law from Southern Methodist University, a master of laws from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctor of science of law from the University of Illinois.

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