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Overview

A wide-ranging examination of today's probation and parole trends

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.

Probation and Parole: Current Issues 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.

Topics discussed in Probation and Parole: Current Issues include:

• Recidivism
• Felon voting restrictions
• Rehabilitation programs
• Perceived severity of alternatives compared to prison
• Supervision of undocumented immigrants
• Electronic monitoring
• Mental health care and the criminal justice system
• And more!

Probation and Parole:Current Issues is a useful resource for educators, students, and anyone in the probation and parole field.

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What People Are Saying

Steven Hundersmarck PhD, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies, Ohio Northern
A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR PRACTITIONERS, FACULTY AND STUDENTS. . . . An EXCELLENT read in that individuals are allowed to understand and critically analyze cutting edge perspectives involved in probation and parole. Any student entering the field or a practicing professional should utilize this resource to help them understand the complex and dynamic nature of probation and parole services. (Steven Hundersmarck PhD, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies, Ohio Northern University)
Jacquelyn L. Sandifer, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Campbellsville University, Camp
INSIGHTFUL . . . PROVIDES A MUCH NEEDED RESOURCE FOR IN DEPTH COURSES ABOUT PROBATION, PAROLE, AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS. . . . Provides a valuable tool for delving into issues often skirted, or at most given limited attention, in conventional texts. . . . Provide(s) provocative material on which to build class discussion and critical thinking writing assignments. Discussions of electronic monitoring of all types of offenders; juvenile probation, aftercare, and recidivism; and program implementation provide timely, thorough coverage of important topics. . . . CAN HELP FILL THE GAP in readily available resource materials about the ever expanding and widening net of probation and parole dispositions, services, and collateral consequences. (Jacquelyn L. Sandifer, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789037855
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel W. Phillips, III, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. He has focused his career on the intersection of the mental health and criminal justice systems. From 2000 - 2002, Dr. Phillips was a postdoctoral fellow with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute based in Alexandria, Virginia. As a research fellow, Dr. Phillips completed research on jail administrators and their attitudes toward persons with mental illness. During this time, he also developed and utilized training materials for 400+ police officers concerning persons with mental illness. He regularly makes presentations at practitioner meetings concerning mental health and suicide in jails. Dr. Phillips has published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care and the American Journal of Criminal Justice. He has also served as guest editor of two double editions for the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, and has completed a textbook chapter on jail suicide. He is a board member of the Professional Studies Review, and serves as a grant reviewer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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Table of Contents

About the Editor
About the Contributors
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, Ross Homel)
Integrating into the Mental Health System from the CriminalJustice 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)
Index
Reference Notes Included

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