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NCJ Number: 149473 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Responding to Probation and Parole Violations
Author(s): D G Parent; D Wentworth; P Burke; B Ney
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

Ctr for Effective Public Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
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National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Contract Number: OJP-89-C-009
Sale Source: Abt Associates, Inc
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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1  DATASET 2
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is based on responses to a survey of State parole and probation agencies, as well as selected large county probation departments, regarding factors related to revocation of probation or parole.
Abstract: The increase in the number of offenders reincarcerated because of probation and parole violations is due to the record number of offenders placed on probation and parole, and to rising revocation rates due to the increased emphasis on surveillance-based supervision and to better ways of detecting violations, particularly drug-use testing. Structured responses to violations typically involve developing written policies, refining procedures, and expanding the range of sanctions applied to violators. While many agencies take a passive approach to absconders, several reforms have intensified efforts to find absconders, including expanded line officer responsibility, new information sources, enhanced fugitive units, and stricter sanctions. The advantages of taking a stronger stance against violators and absconders include better attainment of intended correctional goals, improved efficiency, improved credibility with the public, and improved morale in probation and parole agencies. 1 table and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Escape; Parole violations; Probation violations; Revocation
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