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Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Howard Abadinsky

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 6, 2008

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For courses in Probation/Parole and Community Corrections.


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 practitioner’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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Probation and Parole in Criminal Justice


Part One Probation


Chapter 2 Probation History and Administration

Chapter 3 Sentencing and the Presentence Investigation

Chapter 4 The Probation Officer and Juvenile Justice


Part Two Parole


Chapter 5 Tbe American Prison System

Chapter 6 Parole and the Indeterminate Sentence

Chapter 7 Parole Administration and Services


Part Three Rehabilitation and Supervision in Probation and Parole  


Chapter 8 Rehabilitation Theory and Practice

Chapter 9 Probation and Parole Officers

Chapter 10 Probation and Parole Supervision

Chapter 11 Special Problems and Programs in Probation and Parole

Chapter 12 Intermediate Punishment


In Conclusion: The Future of Probation and Parole




Author Index

Subject Index 

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Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$60.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-812661-2