Probation and Parole Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-04
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Written by former community corrections professional, this book provides a state-of-the-art view of probation and parole. Offering a new two-color design, this revision contains updated material from agencies throughout the country and features 12 chapters that focus on all aspects of topic from the practitionerrs"s point of view. Throughout the book, controversial issues are addressed and capture the conflict between the need to maximize community safety and the need to control the cost of operating prisons. Additional attention is paid to both the juvenile and adult populations and the book considers how the probation officers work with each.

Author Biography

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John’s University. He was an inspector for the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen 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, 8th ed., Law and Justice, 6th ed., and Drug Abuse, 6th ed.


Dr.  Abadinsky encourages communication about his work and can be reached at St. John’s University. 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439; abadinsh@stjohns.edu.


Table of Contents

Probation and Parole in Criminal Justice
Probation History and Administration
Sentencing and the Presentence Investigation
The Probation Officer and Juvenile Justice
Tbe American Prison System
Parole and the Indeterminate Sentence
Parole Administration and Services
Rehabilitation and Supervision in Probation and Parole
Rehabilitation Theory and Practice
Probation and Parole Officers
Probation and Parole Supervision
Special Problems and Programs in Probation and Parole
Intermediate Punishment
In Conclusion: The Future of Probation and Parole
Author Index
Subject Index
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