Reforming Probation and Parole in the 21st Century
Reforming Probation and Parole in the 21st Century
This two-part guide on probation and parole in the United States presents the background and future of those vital divisions of corrections. The first section explores the many aspects of probation. Readers will learn about probation data sources, the history of probation, modern sentencing practices, the current probation population characteristics, and assessing probation. The second section includes seven essays on parole. Included is information on adult parole data, the early evolution of parole and its use in modern sentencing projects, the current parole population, the offenders needs in a community, parole outcomes and parole reform. Review "Petersilia has done us all an invaluable service in writing this book, which paints a comprehensive picture of community corrections. Few have Dr. Petersilia's gift for presenting information in accessible prose and user-friendly formats. She explains what works in probation and parole--and there are programs that work! This should be required reading for practitioners and policymakers alike." Ron Corbett Executive Director

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