Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Law - 522 pages
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Based on the author's extensive experience as a senior New York State parole officer, this book features in-the-trenches practitioner's insights of the complex, “real” world of probation and parole. Comprehensive in approach, it explores the cutting-edge of both practice and theory with regard to all aspects of adult and juvenile probation, institutions, and parole—and highlights the current controversial issues. Includes actual materials (reports, forms, and narratives) encountered in the field of juvenile and adult probation and parole agencies throughout the country. Coverage ranges from history and administration; to sentencing and the presentence investigation; juvenile court, probation, institutions, and aftercare; prisons and community-based corrections; the indeterminate sentence and punishments; parole administration and services; theory and practice of rehabilitation; parole supervision; special problems and programs; and probation and parole in the Twenty- First Century. For those involved in Probation and Parole and Community Corrections.

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Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office for eight years and a NewYork State parole officer and senior parole officer for 15 years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Organized Crime, 6th ed., Law and Justice, 5th ed., and Drug Abuse, 4th ed.

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