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NCJ Number: 192939 Find in a Library
Title: Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections, Fourth Edition
Author(s): Dean J. Champion
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 652
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-040852-2
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook explains the roles of probation and parole in the criminal justice system and discusses probation and parole agency personnel and operations in both the adult and juvenile justice systems and their relationships to other components of the systems.
Abstract: The discussion rests on the premise that all components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems are interrelated to varying degrees. It also notes that political and economic considerations affect probation and parole programs, as well as officer effectiveness. Individual chapters explain the components of the criminal justice system, the role of community corrections, the distinction between probation and parole, probation and parole in the sentencing process, probationers, and programs for probationers. Additional chapters discuss the role of jails and prisons in probation and parole decision-making, the philosophy and functions of parole, the nature of parolees, prerelease programs, parole programs, and parole revocation. Further chapters focus on the recruitment and training of probation and parole officers, relationships between officers and offenders, the roles and responsibilities of probation and parole officers, theories of offender treatment, and supervisory considerations for different types of offenders. Further chapters focus on juvenile probation and parole and the balancing of service delivery and recidivism considerations in the evaluation of probation and parole programs. Case examples, sample program forms and materials, chapter review questions, chapter keyword lists, suggested readings for each chapter, list of cases cited and Internet addresses for professional organizations and probation/parole agencies, glossary, name and subject indexes, and approximately 1,000 references
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Parole; Parole board; Parole casework; Parolees; Probation; Probation casework; Probation conditions; Probation management; Probation or parole agencies; Probation or parole officers; Probationers; Sentencing/Sanctions
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