Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice (12e) : 9780133483703

Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice (12e)

Abadinsky, Howard
 
Edition
 
12
ISBN
 
9780133483703
ISBN 10
 
0133483703
Published
 
13/03/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
360
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$191.99
 
 
 
Description

For all courses on Community Corrections/Probation and Parole.

 

Written from an insider’s view, this text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of a field that is undergoing significant change.

 

Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, 12e looks at the history of the field, how it moved from a focus on treatment/rehabilitation and the indeterminate sentence, toward a model based on control/law enforcement and the determinate sentence. It offers a logical, student-friendly approach. Written by a former community corrections professional, the author provides an insider’s view on how these changes affected the roles and responsibilities of probation and parole officers. In contrast to competing texts, the author weaves his experience with the practices of probation and parole agencies throughout the United States to provide a realistic, state-of-the-art view of the field. The use of cognitive behavior therapy and motivation interviewing, “broken windows”/community-based supervision, and the importance of evidence-based practice are examined.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book will help students gain an insider’s view of the rapidly changing field of community corrections/probation and parole. It provides:

  •  Realistic insider’s view of the field: Drawn from the author's vast experience as a retired community corrections professional with the NYS Division of Parole, as well as his academic credentials (MSW, PhD)
  • Relevant psychological and sociological theory: Applies social science theory to the practicalities of community corrections
  • Learner-focused, “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: Reinforces chapter information to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study
Table of contents

Chapter 1 Probation and Parole in Criminal Justice

Chapter 2 Probation History and Administration

Chapter 3 Pretrial Services, Sentencing, and the Presentence Report

Chapter 4 Parole and the Indeterminate Sentence

Chapter 5 Parole Administration and Services

Chapter 6 Treatment Theory and Practice

Chapter 7 Probation and Parole Officers

Chapter 8 Probation and Parole Supervision

Chapter 9 Intermediate Punishments

Chapter 10 Special Issues and Programs in Probation and Parole

Chapter 11 Probation and Parole in Juvenile Justice

Chapter 12 Research and the Future of Probation and Parole

 

Glossary

References

Author Index

Subject Index

New to this edition

Realistic insider’s view of the field

  • NEW! Concepts—such as restorative justice, broken windows/community-based supervision, place-based supervision, evidence-based practice, offender re-entry, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • NEW! Justice Reinvestment Policy—shifting funds away from prisons and toward community supervision  

Learner-focused, “active learning” with strong pedagogical support

  • NEW! Expanded review questions at the end of each chapter—offers conversation starters and helps students engage in chapter material
  • NEW! Key terms linked to a complete glossary—Giving students a single reference source for all the terminology they are likely to nee
  • UPDATED! Relevant Internet sites—Keeps students current
Features & benefits

For all courses on Community Corrections/Probation and Parole.

 

Written from an insider’s view, this text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of a field that is undergoing significant change.

 

Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, 12e looks at the history of the field, how it moved from a focus on treatment/rehabilitation and the indeterminate sentence, toward a model based on control/law enforcement and the determinate sentence. It offers a logical, student-friendly approach. Written by a former community corrections professional, the author provides an insider’s view on how these changes affected the roles and responsibilities of probation and parole officers. In contrast to competing texts, the author weaves his experience with the practices of probation and parole agencies throughout the United States to provide a realistic, state-of-the-art view of the field. The use of cognitive behavior therapy and motivation interviewing, “broken windows”/community-based supervision, and the importance of evidence-based practice are examined.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

This book will help students gain an insider’s view of the rapidly changing field of community corrections/probation and parole. It provides:

  • Realistic insider’s view of the field: Drawn from the author's vast experience as a retired community corrections professional with the NYS Division of Parole, as well as his academic credentials (MSW, PhD)
  • Relevant psychological and sociological theory: Applies social science theory to the practicalities of community corrections
  • Learner-focused, “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: Reinforces chapter information to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study

Features

 

Realistic insider’s view of the field:  

  • Students get an authentic view of the field—Allowingthem to appreciate the policy/political environment in which community corrections operates
  • Highlights controversial issues—Such  as determinate and indeterminate sentences, and control vs. rehabilitation
  • Captures the sometimes conflicting need to maximize community safety while controlling the costs associated with building and operating prisons
  • Uses authentic reports, forms and narratives from agencies throughout the country—Helps students understand the real world of probation and parole officers
  • Separate chapter on probation and parole officers enables students to consider a career in community corrections—Provides insight into the qualifications probation and parole agencies throughout the country look for in their officers
  • NEW! Concepts—Such as restorative justice, broken windows/community-based supervision, place-based supervision, evidence-based practice, offender re-entry, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • NEW! Justice Reinvestment Policy—Shifting funds away from prisons and toward community supervision  

Relevant psychological and sociological theory:  

  • Applies social science theory to the practicalities of community corrections—Enables  students to integrate important theories with probation and parole practice
  • Examination of the relevant psychological theories and counseling techniques as they are used in probation and parole—Gives students a practioner’s view 

Learner-focused, “active learning” with strong pedagogical support:

  • Contains pedagogical features proven to promote learning and mastery—Including  chapter openers explaining what the reader can expect in each chapter, extensive chapter summaries, Internet sites, and comprehensive review questions
  • Boxed features and marginal notes—Highlightskey material
  • Comprehensive instructor support—including PowerPoint presentations covering the entire text, MyTest test bank, and an instructor's resource manual with test bank
  • NEW! Expanded review questions at the end of each chapter—Offers conversation starters and helps students engage in chapter material
  • NEW! Key terms linked to a complete glossary—Giving students a single reference source for all the terminology they are likely to need
  • UPDATED! Relevant Internet sites—Keeps students current