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Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International University; Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.
Dr. Champion has written over 35 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in eleven professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is a former editor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Anderson Publishing Company Series on Issues in Crime and Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice and is a former president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. He has also designed and/or offered numerous online courses for the University of Phoenix, Excelsior University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
Among his published books for Prentice-Hall include Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process (2003); Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970, 1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3/e (1993, 2000, 2006); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law 4/e (1992, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 forthcoming); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective 4/e (1990, 1998, 2001, 2005); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 5/e (1990, 1996, 1999, 2005); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (2001). Dr. Champion's specialty interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice administration, corrections, and statistics/methods.
Table of Contents
|Criminal Justice System Components: Locating Probation and Parole|
|Theories of Offender Treatment|
|An Overview of Community Corrections: Types, Goals and Functions|
|Sentencing and the Presentence Investigation Report: Background, Preparation, and Functions|
|Probation and Probationers: History, Philosophy, Goals, and Functions|
|Programs for Probationers|
|Jails and Prisons|
|Parole and Parolees|
|Early Release, Parole Programs, and Parole Revocation|
|Probation/Parole Organization and Operations: Recruitment, Training, and Officer-Client Relations|
|Probation and Parole Professionals|
|Offender Supervision: Types of Offenders and Special Supervisory Considerations|
|Juvenile Probation and Parole|
|Evaluating Programs: Balancing Service Delivery and Recidivism Considerations|
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