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NCJ Number: 98236 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole in the Criminal Justice System
Author(s): P F Cromwell; G G Killinger; H B Kerper; C Walker
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 406
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text, a revised second edition to a 1976 book, reviews the historical, legal, operational, and philosophical aspects of probation and parole in the United States, and discusses the abolition of parole movement, the movement toward sentencing and parole guidelines, and the emergence of the justice model of corrections.
Abstract: Emphasis is placed on loss and restoration of rights upon conviction. Supplemental readings at the end of each chapter provide counterpoints to the text. In their preface, the authors reflect on altered public and professional attitudes toward probation and parole since the first edition was published; while parole -- the predominant means in 1985 by which prisoners were released from incarceration -- has faced much criticism, probation has grown continuously in acceptance, utilization, and sophistication since its official inception in Massachusetts in 1878. Footnotes, charts, supplemental readings for most chapters, a glossary, an index, and a table of cases are provided. Appendixes present a model presentence report, Rule 32 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, and related excerpts from laws and standards.
Index Term(s): Parole; Parolees rights; Probation; Restoration of rights
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