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NCJ Number: 114620 Find in a Library
Title: Value Judgments and Institutional Confinement: A Study of Decision-Making Among Juvenile Parole Board Members
Journal: Justice Professional  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1988)  Pages:255-272
Author(s): M S Hamm
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines a question that continues to perplex criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, and juvenile delinquents involved with parole from a correctional institution -- on what factors are release decisions based?
Abstract: Data drawn from a survey of juvenile parole board members are used to discern whether value judgments concerning crime seriousness are related to length of institutional confinement. Findings indicate that while there is some variance in the value judgments of parole board members, this variance does not account for the disparity in decisions to release juveniles from state custody. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Aftercare/juvenile parole
Index Term(s): Crime seriousness measures; Probation or parole decisionmaking
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