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Risk assessment in community corrections was intended to yield better allocation of resources, better decisions about supervision and services for offenders, and reduced risk for the public. According to Nola Joyce, this has not been the case. She argues that the problem is fundamental, requiring a revolutionary change in the focus of community corrections. The model for change can be found in the revolution occurring in law enforcement, a revolution variously called community policing, problem-oriented policing, or community problem-oriented policing. In this article, Joyce explores how the philosophy of community policing might be applied to community corrections and risk classification.

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