Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Experiencing the Parallels between Juvenile and Adult Community Corrections

Experiencing the Parallels between Juvenile and Adult Community Corrections

Experiencing the parallels between juvenile and adult community corrections
Cassandra L.Reyes

Editor's Introduction: Professor Reyes held multiple positions in juvenile and adult probation and parole, putting her in a good position to find similarities between juvenile and adult community corrections. Reyes offers insights useful for both adult and juvenile community corrections officers. For example, she identifies important safety issues that probation and parole officers should be concerned with. Also, she noticed that her interactions with probationers and parolees and their families exposed some of the factors and processes identified in social learning theories. Reyes's accounts show that instead of just being agents of control and punishment, probation and parole officers provide a wide variety of important services intended ...

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