Written by former community corrections professional, this book provides a state-of-the-art view of probation and parole. Offering a new two-color design, this revision contains updated material from agencies throughout the country and features 12 chapters that focus on all aspects of topic from the practitioner's point of view. Throughout the book, controversial issues are addressed and capture the conflict between the need to maximize community safety and the need to control the cost of operating prisons. Additional attention is paid to both the juvenile and adult populations and the book considers how the probation officers work with each.
Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. He was an inspector for the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff's Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Organized Crime, 8th ed., Law and Justice, 6th ed., and Drug Abuse, 6th ed. Dr. Abadinsky encourages communication about his work and can be reached at St. John's University. 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439; firstname.lastname@example.org.