Volume 69 Number 1
Federal Probation

The Administrative Office of the United States Court

Leonidas Ralph Mecham, Director

John M.Hughes, Assistant Director
Office of Probation and Pretrial Services

Federal Probation ISSBN 0014-9128 is dedicated to informing its readers about current thought, research, and practice in corrections and criminal justice. The journal welcomes the contributions of persons who work with or study juvenile and adult offenders and invites authors to submit articles describing experience or significant findings regarding the prevention and control of delinquency and crime. A style sheet is available from the editor.

Federal Probation is published three times a year, in June, September (on a special topic), and December. Permission to quote is granted on the condition that appropriate credit is given the author and Federal Probation. For information about reprinting articles, please contact the editor.

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Timothy P. Cadigan, Executive Editor
Ellen Wilson Fielding, Editor

Federal Probation
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington,DC 20544
telephone: 202-502-1600
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Special Advisor
Merrill A. Smith


Dan Richard Beto
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Huntsville, Texas

Loren Buddress
Chief Probation Officer
San Mateo County, California

John W. Byrd
United States Pretrial Office
San Antonio, Texas

Honorable James G. Carr
United States District Court
Toledo, Ohio

Alvin W. Cohn
Administration of Justice Services, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland

Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.
Executive Director, Supreme Judicial Court
Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas Henry
United States Pretrial Office
Newark, New Jersey

Magdeline Jensen
United States Probation Office
Tucson, Arizona

Jolanta Juszkiewicz
Pretrial Services Resource Center
Washington, DC

Honorable David D. Noce
United States District Court
St. Louis, Missouri

Joan Petersilia
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Faye Taxman
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

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