From the Publisher
This text was written to bridge the gap between purely theoretical and strongly practical texts. The use of theory to establish the concept and realistic illustrations and practitioners' perspectives to demonstrate the link between theory and reality gives this text a dimension found in very few texts. Furthermore, by using a three-pronged approach, (political/traditional, reform/modern, and community/futuristic, or yesterday, today and tomorrow), readers are offered the basis from which the concepts originate, their transformation, and possibly future implications, in a well-rounded manner allowing for a full view of the ideas and concepts.
About the Author
M. L. Dantzker, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas-Pan American.