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
- Preface: Current Trends in Probation and Parole Daniel Phillips
- The Emerging Paradigm in Probation and Parole in the United States Kimora
- Enfranchising Convicted Felons: Current Research on Opinions Towards Felon Voting Rights Cherie Dawson-Edwards
- Problems of Implementing Offender Programs in the Community Brad Astbury
- Offenders, Judges, and Officers Rate the Relative Severity of Alternative Sanctions Compared to Prison Nathan T. Moore, David C May, and Peter B. Wood
- 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
- Community Supervision of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Probation and Parole’s Role in the Debate Diane Kincaid
- 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
- Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders: Identifying Unanticipated Consequences and Implications Matthew DeMichele, Brian K. Payne, and Deeanna M. Button
- Understanding the Decision to Pursue Revocation of Intensive Supervision Nathan C. Lowe, Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Kevin I. Minor, and James B. Wells
- Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders Following Release from Residential Placements Multivariate Predictors and Gender Differences Kevin I. Minor, James B Wells, and Earl Angel
- Predicting Recidivism in Juvenile Offenders on Community-Based Orders: The Impact of Risk Factors and Service Delivery Rebecca Denning, and Ross Homel
- 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
- 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
Dan Philips is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lindsey Wilson College.