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Title: Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling
Author(s): A Walsh
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 340
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-75-6
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author of this textbook, a former probation officer and a current professor of criminal justice, discusses the important roles of probation and parole officers in corrections.
Abstract: These roles require various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, the ability to evaluate and assess client needs, and the ability to meet needs through varied resources and an appropriate level of supervision. A realistic assessment of clients by probation and parole officers must be based on an understanding of criminal behavior, both in general terms and in terms of specific offender types. To this end, textbook chapters focus on understanding the need for criminal justice theory, sociological and psychological theories, psychophysiological theories, and self-exploration. Subsequent chapters describe interviewing and interrogating, the presentence investigation report, assessment tools and guidelines, nondirective counseling, directive counseling, institutional assessment and classification, and group counseling in institutional settings. Finally, chapters explore how to deal with alcoholic, drug-abusing, sex offender, schizophrenic or intellectual deficient, juvenile, female and elderly clients. The importance of community agencies and volunteers as treatment resources of probation and parole officers is stressed. Appendixes contain a social history questionnaire, information and forms related to offender classification, and definitions of terms associated with alcohol and drug addiction. References, tables and figures
Main Term(s): Parole casework; Probation casework
Index Term(s): Counseling; Needs assessment; Probation or parole officers; Psychological theories
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