The Resource Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration, Committee on Community Supervision and Desistance from Crime, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration, Committee on Community Supervision and Desistance from Crime, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration
Title
Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Community Supervision and Desistance from Crime, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every day, about 1,600 people are released from prisons in the United States. Of these 600,000 new releasees every year, about 480,000 are subject to parole or some other kind of post release supervision. Prison releasees represent a challenge, both to themselves and to the communities to which they return. Will the releasees see parole as an opportunity to be reintegrated into society, with jobs and homes and supportive families and friends? Or will they commit new crimes or violate the terms of their parole contracts? If so, will they be returned to prison or placed under more stringent community supervision? Will the communities to which they return see them as people to be reintegrated or people to be avoided? And, the institution of parole itself is challenged with three different functions: to facilitate reintegration for parolees who are ready for rehabilitation; to deter crime; and to apprehend those parolees who commit new crimes and return them to prison. In recent decades, policy makers, researchers, and program administrators have focused almost exclusively on "recidivism," which is essentially the failure of releasees to refrain from crime or stay out of prison. In contrast, for this study the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the U.S. Department of Justice asked the National Research Council to focus on "desistance," which broadly covers continued absence of criminal activity and requires reintegration into society. Specifically, the committee was asked (1) to consider the current state of parole practices, new and emerging models of community supervision, and what is necessary for successful reentry and (2) to provide a research agenda on the effects of community supervision on desistance from criminal activity, adherence to conditions of parole, and successful reentry into the community. To carry out its charge, the committee organized and held a workshop focused on traditional and new models of community supervision, the empirical underpinnings of such models, and the infrastructure necessary to support successful reentry. Parole, Desistance from Crime, and Community Integration also reviews the literature on desistance from crime, community supervision, and the evaluation research on selected types of intervention"--publisher's description
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
364.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9304
LC item number
.N37 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Parole, desistance from crime, and community integration, Committee on Community Supervision and Desistance from Crime, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dimensions of desistance -- Parole: current practices -- Services and programs for releases -- Criminal justice institutions and community resources -- Conclusions, recommendations, and research agenda
Control code
ocn614477668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 102 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309110822
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b35957542
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)614477668
  • pebcs0309110823

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