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Offender Reentry
Rethinking Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author(s): Matthew S Crow, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Justice Studies, University of West Florida
John Ortiz Smykla, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, University of West Florida
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449686024
  • Paperback    456 pages      © 2014
Price: $65.95 US List
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An Innovative New Text That Addresses a Critical Issue

"Reentry is one of the pressing issues facing corrections today and Matthew Crow and John Smykla have clearly hit a homerun with their new book. They have covered all the important topics ranging from what should be done inside the walls, to the challenges and pitfalls awaiting those exiting our prisons and jails. They have provided a roadmap for anyone concerned about reentry, be that student or practitioner. This book will become a must read for anyone interested in understanding and improving our reentry efforts."

-Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor, University of Cincinnati

Nearly 2,000 people are released from prison every day in the United States, many of whom face significant barriers to re-entry into the civilian population. Within three years, two-thirds of them will be rearrested, and nearly half will return to prison for a new crime or parole violation. Offender Reentry: Rethinking Criminology and Criminal Justice is the first text of its kind to address this major issue in criminology and criminal justice. Bringing together cutting-edge and never-before-published research, and authored by the most critically recognized experts in the field, this text offers students extraordinary insight into the experiences of both offenders in reentry and the practitioners who work within the legal system.

Real-world stories from criminal justice professionals and offenders themselves are integrated with up-to-the minute research and thought-provoking analysis. Student-oriented pedagogical features, including critical-thinking and discussion questions for every chapter, push students to engage deeply with the text and synthesize their own innovative solutions to contemporary problems. The text addresses all of the societal factors that affect offender reentry, as well as the political and economic effects on the community and issues of public safety. Ideally suited for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice and criminology, Offender Reentry is an invaluable new addition to the field.

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Features & Benefits

  • Includes unique QR codes in every chapter that direct students to videos and podcasts that extend the ideas discussed in the chapter, providing a truly interactive learning experience.
  • Chapters authored by leading experts and practitioners in the field
  • Contains seventeen original, never-before-published articles on offender reentry
  • Features real-world stories from criminal justice professionals and offenders themselves
  • Accompanied by a full suite of instructor resources, including PowerPoint Lecture Outlines and Test Bank
     

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses, including Law & Society, Judicial Process, Corrections, and Special Topics.  It is also ideal for graduate seminars in law/therapeutic jurisprudence and the social sciences, and to criminal justice policy makers.

Part  I  Reentry in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
  Chapter  1  Reentry: Parole By Any Other Name by Mario Paparozzi & Roger Guy
Part  II  From the Inside Out: Prison Programs and Staff Attitudes Toward Organizational Change featuring the Voices of Scott Middlebrooks and Erica Smith
  Chapter  2  Cultural Challenges: Implementing Reentry Reform at a Correctional Facility by Danielle S. Rudes, Jennifer Lerch, Jill Viglione, & Faye S. Taxman
  Chapter  3  Prison Work: Transforming Identity and Reducing Recidivism by Kerry L. Edwards
  Chapter  4  A Second Chance? Challenges in Implementing and Assessing Offender Reentry Dara C. Drawbridge, Carlos E. Monteiro, & Natasha A. Frost
Part  III  Coming Home Quicker: What Can Jails do to Break the Cycle featuring the Voices of Connie Bookman and Kara Hood
  Chapter  5  Addressing the Unique Challenges of Jail Reentry by Jim Parsons
  Chapter  6  6. Factors Associated with Recidivism among Reentry Program Participants in the Jail Setting: Results and Recommendations by Christine Tartaro & Marissa P. Levy
Part  IV  They're Out...Now What? Supporting Successful Reentry featuring the Voices of Russ Szafran, Brian Davis, and Duane Roshell
  Chapter  7  Unmet Need: A Survey of State Resources at the Moment of Reentry by Joseph Rukus & Jodi Lane
  Chapter  8  Using 20 Minutes Wisely: Community Supervision Officers as Agents of Change by Christopher T. Lowenkamp, Melissa Alexander, & Charles Robinson
  Chapter  9  Employers' Willingness to Hire Formerly Convicted Felons in Northwest Florida by Cheryl G. Swanson, Courtney W. Schnippert, & Amanda L. Tryling
  Chapter  10  Men's Network Relationships and Reentry Experiences by Jennifer Scroggins & Hoan Bui
  Chapter  11  When Troubled Offenders Come Home: Removing Barriers to Reentry for Offenders with Mental Illness by Sarah M. Manchak & Francis T. Cullen
  Chapter  12  Managing the Reentry Transition with Substance Use Propensities: Insights from a Sample of Parolees in a Small, Industrialized Midwestern City by Eric Grommon & Jason Rydberg
Part  VI  What Works? Assessment of Reentry Initiatives featuring the Voices of Randall Lockhart, Gayle Littleton, and Otis Wilson
  Chapter  13  Evaluating a Juvenile Reentry Program: An Elusive Target by William H. Barton, G. Roger Jarjoura, & Andre B. Rosay
  Chapter  14  What Works Here? A Methodology for Evaluating Local Reentry Programming by Marilyn Brown, Janet Davidson, Joseph Allen, & Sherilyn K. Tavares
  Chapter  15  Lessons on Prisoner Reentry Program Implementation from the San Diego SB618 Experience by Darlanne Hoctor Mulmat, Lisbeth Howard, Liz Doroski, & Cynthia Burke
  Chapter  16  Prison, Reentry, and Offenders' Perceptions of Correctional Punishments Peter B. Wood & David C. May
  Chapter  17  Coming to a Crossroads: A Critical Look at the Sustainability of the Prisoner Reentry Movement by Brett Garland & Eric Wodahl

Matthew S Crow, PhD-Associate Professor and Chair of Justice Studies, University of West Florida

Matthew Crow, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of Justice Studies at the University of West Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. He is a specialist in policing and judicial processes. His research on criminal sentencing, police use of force, criminal justice education, reentry, and fish and wildlife conservation policing has appeared in leading journals, including American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Organization and Environment, Police Quarterly, Policing, and Women and Criminal Justice. Dr. Crow served on program committees for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Criminal Justice Association.

John Ortiz Smykla, PhD-Distinguished University Professor, University of West Florida

John Smykla, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is a corrections specialist. His research focuses on adult institution and community-based corrections, capital punishment, and comparative criminal justice. His publications have appeared in national and regional criminal justice and criminology journals. Among his recent texts are Corrections in the 21st Century, Sixth Edition with Frank Schmalleger (McGraw-Hill) and Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections: Treatment, Supervision, and Evidence-Based Corrections with Gerald Bayens (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Smykla has also edited two volumes (Coed Prison, Human Sciences Press, 1980 and Intermediate Sanctions with William Selke, Anderson Publishing, 1995). Dr. Smykla is a former Senior Fulbright Scholar to Argentina and Uruguay. His co-authored dataset Executions in the United States, 1608-2008: The Espy File, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is one of the most frequently requested data files from the University of Michigan’s Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. He served the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences as program committee chair in 1997 and president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) in 2000. SCJA honored Smykla in 1997 as Educator of the Year. In 2011, the University of West Florida named him Distinguished University Professor in honor of his contributions to the criminal justice and criminology literature.

  • Reentry is one of the pressing issues facing corrections today and Matthew Crow and John Smykla have clearly hit a homerun with their new book. They have covered all the important topics ranging from what should be done inside the walls, to the challenges and pitfalls awaiting those exiting our prisons and jails. They have provided a roadmap for anyone concerned about reentry, be that student or practitioner. This book will become a must read for anyone interested in understanding and improving our reentry efforts.

    -Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D.
    Interim Dean and Professor, University of Cincinnati
     

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