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An Examination of the Impact of Criminological Theory on Community Corrections Practice

Volume 80 Number 3
December 2016

The authors provide a brief overview of the major theories of crime causation (classical, biological, psychological, and sociological) and then consider the implications of these criminological theories for current and future community corrections practice. As they examine each group of theories they consider how--and why--the basic functions of probation and parole officers change based on the theory of crime causation under review.