University of North Carolina at Pembroke John Ortiz Smykla,
University of West Florida
ISBN: 0078111471 Copyright year: 2011
Evidence-based practices integrated throughout the chapters to show how this approach helps people make well-informed decisions about policies and programs by putting the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation.
Numerous high-profile events and cases from today's headlines including coverage of the draft version of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009; country music singer Mindy McCready's charges for using fake prescriptions and probation violations; former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentence for his part in a sex and text message scandal; film star Wesley Snipes conviction for willful failure to file federal income tax returns and much more.
Coverage of the latest data and developments in corrections including the 2009 Pew report on creating a national agenda for stronger, more effective community corrections, public versus privately run jails, states' use of intermediate sanctions to close budget shortfalls, prison sexual violence (PSV), and much more.
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