Robert D. Hanser Community Corrections

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Community Corrections

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Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective, Community Correctionscovers all the major topics in the field while emphasizing reintegration and community partnerships and focusing strongly on assessment, risk prediction, and classification. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment planning, special needs populations, and the comparative criminal justice fields to present a complete assessment of the issues and challenges facing community corrections today. Insights into how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in community corrections are illustrated by such things as the increasing role technology plays in the field.

Key Features

  • Incorporates "What Would You Do?" assignments that ask students to determine the best course of action for legal issues dealing with specific challenges in community supervision
  • Includes Focus Topics boxes to add depth and detail to selected important and interesting topics and issues
  • Offers Applied Theory inserts throughout the book to provide a clear and focused application of a specified theory to a particular issue or set of issues in community corrections
  • Presents specialized needs caseload models to help students understand the increasing need for community supervision officers to be well-versed on special offender typologies, including sex offenders, mentally ill offenders, those with communicable diseases, and drug offenders.
  • Gives students hands-on practice in community corrections through the completion of mock Pre-sentence Investigation Reports (PSIs)
  • Provides Cross-National Perspective boxes to demonstrate common themes in community supervision around the world, as well as different but viable approaches used in other countries
  • Offers Applied Exercises at the ends of chapters to help students reflect on their understanding of each chapter′s content and to demonstrate their competence in using the information, techniques, and processes that they have learned

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About the Author:

Robert D. Hanser is the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Law Enforcement at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser is a researcher and writer who has written numerous publications related to corrections, correctional treatment, and other specialized areas in the field of criminal justice. He has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. Dr. Hanser serves as a governor-appointed member of the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council. The council is charged with developing and implementing effective reentry strategies that improve public safety throughout Louisiana.  He is the Director of Offender Programming for LaSalle Corrections and is responsible for overseeing inmate reception, drug rehabilitation, sex offender treatment, and inmate reentry. He is also the Board President for Freedmen, Inc. a non-profit organization that operates group homes and provides services for ex-offenders who leave prison and rejoin the community. Dr. Hanser is also the Lead Facilitator for the 4th Judicial District’s Batterer Intervention Program (BIP). He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist. 

 

Review:

"Unlike other books on the market this book seems to pick up nicely where Intro to Corrections left off.  Also, I like the blend of practice with theory." (Kevin Courtright 2010-02-26)

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