Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections Work in Theory and Practice

Preparing Students for Careers in Probation and Parole Agencies

Second Edition

by Kathryn Morgan

Tags: Community Corrections, Corrections

Table of Contents (PDF)

Teacher's Manual available

348 pp  $49.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-1746-0
eISBN 978-1-5310-1747-7

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Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections Work in Theory and Practice is a comprehensive examination of probation, parole, and other correctional practices that are alternatives to incarceration. The textbook covers important topics related to community corrections, including an overview of correctional programs used as alternatives to incarceration (probation, parole, home confinement, and electronic monitoring); the history and development of community correctional practices; current controversies; and legal issues affecting probation, parole, and community correctional practices.

The second edition is updated throughout and includes a new feature: "For Your Consideration" textboxes now highlight real-world illustrations of topics.

Critical thinking questions in each chapter along with case studies and case scenarios reflect the book's balanced approach to examining community corrections. The emphasis on developing problem solving, report writing, and critical thinking skills makes this book an excellent choice for students who desire to enter the field. Students completing a course using this book will have not only an understanding of the dynamic forces of community corrections but also the skill competence that prepares them for entry-level positions in community corrections agencies.

The following Teaching Materials will be available electronically on a CD or via email (Please contact to request):
• Teacher's Manual with outlines, key terms and extensive test bank (Multiple-choice/True-False/Short Answer/Essay) in pdf format
• The Test Bank in Word. Other LMS formats may be available; state preferred format in request.
• PowerPoint slides is available to professors upon proof of adoption of this book. You can access a sample of the slidedeck HERE. To request the full deck, please email proof of adoption to Beth Hall at

"I would certainly use Kathryn Morgan's book in a classroom to introduce community corrections. It can be utilized as quick reference material as its definitions, explanations, legal references, case studies and other items pertinent to all aspects of community corrections can work as quick reference material for students in the academic setting."

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"This is the best text ever. I don't see it ever being dropped from my course!"

Arnold Waggoner, Rose State College

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.