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Probation, Parole and Community Corrections (6th Edition)

Probation, Parole and Community Corrections (6th Edition)
Author: Dean J. Champion
ISBN 13: 9780136130581
ISBN 10: 136130585
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-03-23
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 744
List Price: $199.80

Focusing on the processes, institutions, and administration of community corrections, this textbook treats the elements of criminal and juvenile justice as inter-relating parts of whole systems. The political and economic determinants of corrections policies are emphasized. Chapters focus on the goals of community corrections, the function of the investigative report, the history and theory of probation, probation programs, jails and prisons, parole and parolees, parole programs, probation and parole organizations and operations, officer roles, theories of offender treatment, supervision, juvenile probation and parole, and the evaluation of programs. Champion teaches at Texas A&M International University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Describes probation and parole programs and various classes of adult and juvenile offenders, highlighting problems associated with selection and training of officers and their relationships with offender-clients. Sections on origins and contemporary developments of probation and parole; community corrections; and personnel and clients include chapter questions, key terms, and vignette boxes. Includes a glossary and b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)