Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

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For Probation and Parole courses 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 our key legal cases where appropriate and including our most recent U.S. Supreme Court more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 196.1 x 279.4 x 28.7mm | 1,369.86g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130408522
  • 9780130408525

Table of contents

I. PROBATION, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS, AND THE SENTENCING PROCESS. 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. II. JAILS, PRISONS, AND PAROLE. 6. Jails and Prisons. 7. Parole and Parolees. 8. Early Release, Parole Programs, and Parole Revocation. III. THE ADMINISTRATION OF PROBATION AND PAROLE ORGANIZATIONAL OPERATIONS: SUPERVISING SPECIAL POPULATIONS OF OFFENDERS. 9. Probation/Parole Organization and Operations: Recruitment, Training, and Officer-Client Relations. 10. Probation and Parole Officer Roles and Professionals. 11. Theories of Offender Treatment. 12. Offender Supervision: Types of Offenders and Special Supervisory Considerations. IV. JUVENILE PROBATION AND PAROLE AND PROGRAM EVALUATION. 13. Juvenile Probation and Parole. 14. Evaluating Programs: Balancing Service Delivery and Recidivism more

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