Source: (1998) In Crime and Place: Plenary Papers of the 1997 Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Pp. 69-80. Downloaded 25 August 2004.This paper describes a vision for community corrections that gives a deeper meaning to the term âcommunity.â? We envision a community corrections strategy that not only is connected to individuals and groups at the community level, but that also defines its functions by their relevance to local community life. This orientation to âplaceâ? presumes an understanding of crime rooted in a local environment that can encourage or restrain criminal behavior. Author's abstract.