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Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Correction

After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions:

What is community-based correction, and what kinds of programs does it encompass?

What are the purposes of community-based correction?

What is criminal justice diversion, and how useful has it been?

What is probation, and what kinds of services are associated with it?

What is intensive probation supervision? How effective is it?

What is parole? Is it effective? Should it be abolished?

What are the differences between probation and parole?

What are the major Supreme Court decisions associated with probation and parole revocation?

What are some of the current trends and issues in community-based correction?

What are reentry courts?

What is Proposition 36?

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