Date01 February 2018
Published date01 February 2018
Subject MatterEditorial
/tmp/tmp-17nPcnE4MEeCJD/input 752161CCJXXX10.1177/1043986217752161Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
2018, Vol. 34(1) 4
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DOI: 10.1177/1043986217752161
The age-old and capricious swing of the ideological correctional pendulum between
an emphasis on punishment versus rehabilitation has not abated. The community cor-
rections profession has made great strides in understanding principles for effective
intervention—what works. Unfortunately, professional principles are often a second-
ary consideration when it comes to the politics of criminal justice, in general, and
corrections, in particular.
The body of research known as what works is abundant and clear. Yet, transforming
the evidence into policy and practice has been difficult. Some...

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