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NCJ Number: 163571 Find in a Library
Title: Screening Devices in Probation and Parole: Management Problems (From Contemporary Community Corrections, Second Edition, P 123-140, 1996, Thomas Ellsworth - See NCJ-163569)
Author(s): T R Clear; K W Gallagher
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the importance of using an offender classification system in conjunction with an agency's stated mission, available resources, and environment when evaluating candidates for probation or parole.
Abstract: Risk screening involves the assessment of a client's potential for risk behavior, usually rearrest prior to termination of supervision, using an instrument that evaluates the client's background and current situation. Several examples of assessment forms and rating procedures are included in the article. Risk screening raises a number of management issues, from selection of cut-off and supervision policy to reorganization of staff and workload. The general quality of management in probation and parole must be sufficient to use these devices, which are administrative tools even more than they are casework aids. Administrators who are familiar with both the method and practice of screening will learn how to operate screening systems as managerial tools, will anticipate potential problems, and will elaborate on existing practices to find total systems that suit their agency's needs. Tables, notes, references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Corrections management; Parole; Parole casework; Parole conditions; Parole eligibility; Parole outcome prediction; Probation; Probation casework; Probation conditions; Probation evaluation; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Probation or parole officers; Probation outcome prediction
Note: Reprinted by permission from Evaluation Review, V 7, N 2 (April 1983), 217-234
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