ERIC Number: ED037525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Crisis of Qualified Manpower for Criminal Justice: An Analytic Assessment with Guidelines for New Policy. Volume 1, Probation/Parole.
Piven, Herman; Alcabes, Abraham
This study analyzed data on manpower problems and solutions in criminal justice with special reference to probation and parole. It provides guidelines for the development of a national policy regarding probation and parole manpower and training, which were established through systematic assessment of manpower shortages and standards, and of several strategies designed to deal with the need for qualified personnel in criminal justice. Detailed analysis covers manpower shortages, the feasibility of expanding training facilities, the costs of expanding the pool of qualified personnel, and the strategy for upgrading agency efficiency. The creation of a national network of university crime and delinquency centers is proposed as the most practical solution to this national problem, and the study examines this concept in terms of the needs and recommended programs, administrative structure, staff, stipends, and funding. Extensive charts present the data. The second volume of the study, concerned with correctional institutions, is available as VT 009 907. A third volume will address the problem of law enforcement. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Labor Needs, National Programs, Parole Officers, Probation Officers, Recruitment, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS17.2:C86/2/V.1, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.