ERIC Number: ED179911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Adult Probation: Issues in Probation Management.
Carlson, Eric W.; Parks, Evalyn C.
These materials, gathered through an intensive review of computer searches in sociopsychological and criminal justice databases, library holdings at Ohio State University, publications from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, and telephone/mail contacts with state and country probation systems, examine issues in probation management including techniques, administration, and program efficiency and effectiveness. Several major issues are identified including: (1) the role of probation officers; (2) placement of probation services; (3) casework and brokerage strategies for assessing client needs and linking available community resources; and (4) the use of volunteers and paraprofessionals. Other topics of concern addressed by this review reveal that probation officers spend a great deal of time with paperwork and that probation is cheaper that institutionalization. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Adults, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Justice, Management Systems, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parole Officers, Probationary Period, Program Effectiveness, Social Services, Staff Role, Standards, State of the Art Reviews, Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 027-000-00844-5)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: For related documents see CG 014 075-76