Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice (12th Edition)

Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice (12th Edition) Author Howard Abadinsky
ISBN-10 0133483703
ISBN-13 9780133483703
Year 2014-03-23
Pages 360
Language English
Publisher Pearson
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Written from an insiders 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 insiders 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 insiders view of the rapidly changing field of community corrections probation and parole It provides Realistic insiders 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

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