Offender Supervision Literature Review

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In the article, “Putting Public Safety First: 13 Strategies For Successful Supervision And Reentry” strategy number sixth, which is Supervise Offenders In Their Communities, seen to be the most promising strategy that allows and make offenders accessible to many opportunities to change their lives. Offenders have the opportunity to be accepted in their community once he or she is involved in rehabilitation programs, community service, Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities, Breaking the Cycle, Special Offender Services Program, Probationers in Recovery, The Amity Project, Personnel and Training and Program Violations. According to Sipes (2006), there are two types of supervision that inmates should be aware of. These types of supervision are applied depending on the circumstance of the offender and the nature of the crime that was committed. In intensive supervision, the offender most of the time the has frequent contact with supervising officers, involved in community service, strict enforcement of probation or parole conditions and frequent random drug testing. …show more content…
In addition, “What Works” literature is responsible for the great advancements that have taken place in the supervision of offenders (e.g., Andrews et al., 1990 and Dowden and Andrews, 2004). Analyzing the role of positive psychology in offender supervision implied that positive psychology does not assist abandonment of conflict focused ways like offender risk management, but instead it is focused on having a balance to emphasize on deficits with mental and physical approach. However, psychological help should not just be perturbed with worries and weakness, sadness and relieving suffering, but also its aims should be advocate and benefit on human strengths that offenders in supervision find a meaning and purpose in their lives (Seligman and Csikzentmihalyi,

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