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Probation and Parole in the Criminal Justice System

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P F Cromwell; G G Killinger; H B Kerper; C Walker
Date Published
406 pages
This text, a revised second edition to a 1976 book, reviews the historical, legal, operational, and philosophical aspects of probation and parole in the United States, and discusses the abolition of parole movement, the movement toward sentencing and parole guidelines, and the emergence of the justice model of corrections.
Emphasis is placed on loss and restoration of rights upon conviction. Supplemental readings at the end of each chapter provide counterpoints to the text. In their preface, the authors reflect on altered public and professional attitudes toward probation and parole since the first edition was published; while parole -- the predominant means in 1985 by which prisoners were released from incarceration -- has faced much criticism, probation has grown continuously in acceptance, utilization, and sophistication since its official inception in Massachusetts in 1878. Footnotes, charts, supplemental readings for most chapters, a glossary, an index, and a table of cases are provided. Appendixes present a model presentence report, Rule 32 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, and related excerpts from laws and standards.


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