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Past methods of probation and parole supervision have largely relied on caseworkers who monitor their "clients" as well as they can. But, as numbers of "clients" increase, studies indicate that this model is ineffectual. The time has come to significantly rethink the approaches to community supervision. This book addresses the specific ways of achieving these goals by presenting six case studies of probation programs that represent a practical side of the community justice ideal. What emerges is a provocative and enlightening new approach to the problems of probation and parole.  

Afterword: In the Shadows of Community Justice
Afterword: In the shadows of community justice

Between the idea

and the reality

Between the motion

and the act

Falls the Shadow

“The Hollow Men,” T. S. Eliot*

Probation is dead. At least, that is the verdict of numerous, recent reports on the state of the art in community corrections. For instance, Maloney, Bazemore, and Hudson (2001) argue that probation has “gone the way of the Edsel” in terms ...

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