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NCJ Number: 166735 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition
Author(s): H Abadinsky
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 525
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-233388-0
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text is based on materials from probation and parole agencies throughout the United States and covers both theoretical and practical aspects of probation and parole.
Abstract: The text begins by examining probation and parole in terms of various criminal justice theories, pretrial court appearances, sentencing, and appeals. The first part of the text deals with the history of probation, probation and the courts, juvenile courts and juvenile justice, presentence investigations, and probation supervision. The second part of the text presents a history of American prisons, parole and indeterminate sentences, and parole administration and services. The third part of the text discusses treatment and supervision issues in probation and parole by focusing on treatment theory, probation and parole officers, and classification and supervision. The final part of the text considers special probation and parole programs and research, including intermediate punishments. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Corrections; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminology overview texts; Indeterminate sentences; Intermediate sanctions; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice system; Presentence investigations; Pretrial procedures; Probation or parole officers; Probation or parole services
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