Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

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For Probation and Parole and Community Corrections courses.

This comprehensive text examines the objectives of probation and parole systems for criminally convicted adults and juveniles and how these objectives are achieved. The text includes coverage of the history of parole and probation in the United States, contemporary probation and parole programs, and various classes of offenders. Exceptionally well organized, the text emphasizes a legalistic approach, notes key legal cases where appropriate, and includes the most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 200.7 x 279.4 x 33mm | 1,610.27g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 013182984X
  • 9780131829848

Table of contents

1. Criminal Justice System Components: Locating Probation and Parole.

2. An Overview of Community Corrections: Types, Goals, and Functions.

3. Sentencing and the Presentence Investigation Report: Background, Preparation and Functions.

4. Probation and Probationers: History, Philosophy, Goals, and Functions.

5. Programs for Probationers.

6. Jails and Prisons.

7. Parole and Parolees.

8. Early Release, Parole Programs, and Parole Revocation.

9. Probation/Parole Organization and Operations: Recruitment, Training, and Officer-Client Relations.

10. Probation and Parole Professionals.

11. Theories of Offender Treatment.

12. Offender Supervision: Types of Offenders and Special Supervisory Considerations.

13. Juvenile Probation and Parole.

14. Evaluating Programs: Balancing Service Delivery and Recidivism Considerations.


List of References.

Case Index.

Name Index.

Subject Index.
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