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Community Management of Offenders: The Interaction of Social Support and Risk

Volume 77 Number 1
June 2013

One factor beginning to gain attention in the management of offenders in the community is the role of social capital, including social support and social bonds. The author examines how social support can be supported through effective practice by probation and parole officers, arguing that the literature on effective correctional practice offers guidance on how to improve the incorporation of social support within offender management processes, including findings on effective practices of offender supervision.