Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

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9780023205927: Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Suggesting that all components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems are interrelated to varying degrees, this thorough study describes the objectives of probation and parole for criminally convicted adults and juveniles and whether these objectives are achieved. Helping readers deepen their understanding of these philosophies through an examination of the history of parole and probation in the United States, it describes probation and parole programs, considers various classes of offenders, and highlights several problems associated with the selection and training of probation and parole officers—including their relationships with offender-clients. It remains the only major volume of its kind to combine the standard topics in probation and parole with full coverage of recent trends in community corrections. Exceptionally well organized, it emphasizes a legalistic approach, noting key legal cases where appropriate and including our most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The volume provides a complete analysis of probation, community corrections, and the sentencing process; jails, prisons, and parole; the administration of probation and parole organizational operations; special populations of offenders and juvenile probation; and parole and program evaluation. For those involved in criminal justice, probation, parole or community corrections fields.

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Appropriate for Probation and Parole course at the sophomore/junior undergraduate level. Suggesting that all components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems are interrelated to varying degrees, this thorough study describes the objectives of probation and parole for criminally convicted adults and juveniles and whether these objectives are achieved. Helping students deepen their understanding of these philosophies through an examination of the history of parole and probation in the United States, it describes probation and parole programs, considers various classes of offenders, and highlights several problems associated with the selection and training of probation and parole officers - including their relationships with offender-clients. It remains the only major text of its kind to combine the standard topics in probation and parole with full coverage of recent trends in community corrections. Exceptionally well-organized, it emphasizes a legalistic approach, noting key legal cases where appropriate and including our most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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Aimed primarily at students who will be working in the field, this book offers a thorough, practical overview of the way our current system of probation and parole deals with convicted adults and juvenile offenders. This new edition is the only major text to combine the standard topics in probation and parole with full coverage of recent trends in community corrections, including such options as electronic monitoring, home incarceration, community day reporting centers, and victim compensation programs. Besides describing the range of current programs, the text discusses various classes of offenders, with a special section on the problems posed by juveniles. It also examines such professional topics as training and officer effectiveness, as well as the larger issues of economic and political influences on the system. The book is exceptionally well organized and emphasizes a legalistic approach, noting key legal cases where appropriate and including U.S. Supreme Court decisions up to 1994.

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