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February 25, 2009

Criminal justice chair publishes new textbook

Robert D. Hanser, ULM assistant professor and department head of criminal justice, recently published a new textbook, Community Corrections. Published by Sage Publications, the book is intended for undergraduate programs in criminal justice that offer courses in community corrections, probation, and parole.

This textbook covers all the relevant topics in community corrections and provides a strong blend of practice and theory that is not typically found in other texts. Community Corrections explores the history of probation and parole, arguments for and against the treatment of offenders, the point and purpose of community corrections, as well as jail facilities and detention centers.

The text is fully comprehensive (15 chapters and 552 pages) and includes a study site and instructor resources, making it well-suited for online educators as well as those in the traditional classroom setting. This text can also be a supplement for general courses in the field of corrections.

This is Hanser’s second textbook of which he has been the sole author. He has co-authored another textbook on juvenile justice and has also co-edited an anthology on multinational criminal justice issues.

Due to the success of this project, Sage Publications recently signed another contract with Hanser to complete an introductory corrections text in 2010.

Hanser earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University.

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