1st Edition

Probation and Parole

ISBN 9780789037855
Published November 4, 2008 by Routledge
264 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

Probation and Parole Departments must provide for the protection of society as well as the rehabilitation of the offending individual. Probation and Parole: Current Issues presents leading authorities offering various broad and specific aspects of the controversial topic along with the latest research. This handy source provides illustrative examples of current hot button issues and can be used as an excellent core or complement textbook for a probation and parole class. Issues discussed range broadly from mental health considerations to rehabilitation options. 

The book provides wide multi-national perspectives of the issues, including research and comparisons on juvenile recidivism between the United States and Australia. This crucial work provides a detailed look at the research on individuals in the system, the programs for those citizens that are successful, and those methods that may be ineffective. A study is also presented with data on the positive impact of Assertive Community Treatment workers who provide mental health treatment in the community. The book is extensively referenced and includes several figures and tables to clearly present data.

This book is a useful resource for educators, students, and anyone in the probation and parole field. It was published as a special issue of the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface: Current Trends in Probation and Parole  Daniel Phillips
  2. The Emerging Paradigm in Probation and Parole in the United States  Kimora
  3. Enfranchising Convicted Felons: Current Research on Opinions Towards Felon Voting Rights  Cherie Dawson-Edwards
  4. Problems of Implementing Offender Programs in the Community  Brad Astbury
  5. Offenders, Judges, and Officers Rate the Relative Severity of Alternative Sanctions Compared to Prison  Nathan T. Moore, David C May, and Peter B. Wood
  6. The Lesser of Two Evils? A Qualitative Study of Offenders’ Preferences for Prison Compared to Alternatives  Alisha Williams, David C. May, and Peter B. Wood
  7. Community Supervision of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Probation and Parole’s Role in the Debate  Diane Kincaid
  8. From B.F. Skinner to Spiderman to Martha Stewart: The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Monitoring of Offenders  William D. Burrell, and Robert S. Gable
  9. Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders: Identifying Unanticipated Consequences and Implications  Matthew DeMichele, Brian K. Payne, and Deeanna M. Button
  10. Understanding the Decision to Pursue Revocation of Intensive Supervision  Nathan C. Lowe, Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Kevin I. Minor, and James B. Wells
  11. Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders Following Release from Residential Placements Multivariate Predictors and Gender Differences  Kevin I. Minor, James B Wells, and Earl Angel
  12. Predicting Recidivism in Juvenile Offenders on Community-Based Orders: The Impact of Risk Factors and Service Delivery  Rebecca Denning, and Ross Homel
  13. Integrating into the Mental Health System from the Criminal Justice System: Jail Aftercare Services for Persons with a Severe Mental Illness  Kristin Davis, John Fallon, Sue Vogel, and Alexandra Teachout
  14. Prison Therapeutic Community Treatment for Female Offenders: Profiles and Preliminary Findings from Mental Health and Other Variables (Crime, Substance Use & HIV Risk)  Joann Y. Sacks, Stanley Sacks, Karen McKendrick, Steven Banks, Marlies Schoeneberger, Zachary Hamilton, Joseph Stommel, and Joanie Shoemaker

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Dan Philips is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lindsey Wilson College.