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Community Corrections

Community Corrections - Community Corrections Assumption...

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Community Corrections: Assumption • Four factors that support community corrections • Many offender’s criminal records and current defenses are not serious enough to warrant incarceration • Community supervision is cheaper than incarceration • Rates of recidivism or returning to crime for those under community supervision are no higher for those who go to prison • Ex-inmates require both support and supervision as they try to remake their lives in the community Probation: Correction without Incarceration - developed by John Augustus persuaded judge to give him custody of convictd offender for brief period and helped man appear rehabilitated • Probation is the conditional release of the offender into the community under the supervision of correctional officials • Can be combined with other sanctions such as fines, restitution, and community service • The court that sentences the person to probation has authority over the probationer and
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