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The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain 

Ted Talks video featuring Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.[Abstract taken from TED Talks]

Correctional Practitioners as “Agents of Change,” Edward Latessa 
In this interview, Edward Latessa, Ph.D., Director of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the skills and competencies needed for correctional staff—particularly probation and parole officers and case workers—to be agents of change.

Probation and Parole Agents 
This is a YouTube video in which officers talk about what it’s like to work as a probation and parole agent for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Walk in My Shoes: Probation/Parole Officer, Allison Stahl 
This YouTube video shows aspects of working as a probation/parole officer in Durham County, North Carolina.

The Challenge of Parole and Probation from an Officer’s Perspective 
This podcast produced by DC Public Safety Radio focuses on the joys and difficulties of being a parole and probation agent (what they call Community Supervision Officers in Washington, D.C.).