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NCJ Number: 170829 Find in a Library
Title: Variety of Measures: The Impact of Incarceration, Probation, Revocation, and Violations Across the Country
Journal: Alternatives to Incarceration  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(January/February 1998)  Pages:18-21
Author(s): P B Burke
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 4
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines policy responses to probation and parole violations in five States to determine the impact of using intermediate sanctions rather than incarceration for all but the most dangerous violators.
Abstract: A review of the revocation policy of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services addresses the policy's impact on the risk to the community, on court resources, and on jail use. An assessment of the revocation policy of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole considers the policy's impact on prison admissions. A review of the probation revocation policy of Macomb County (Michigan) considers its impact on jail use, and an evaluation of the North Carolina Department of Corrections' policy of probation and parole revocation addresses its impact on revocation rates. A review of Pima County's (Arizona) probation revocation policy focuses on how it has affected the reduction in delay in responding to violators. Some of these reviews highlight the available quantitative impact data, and other agencies present the available descriptive and qualitative information. The data suggest that in addition to measurable impact on revocation rates, admissions to prison, etc., new thinking about violations and revocations is having a significant effect on the way probation and parole agencies do their work. It is stimulating efforts to target resources, change offender behavior, and define agency missions and goals. 4 exhibits
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Arizona; Intermediate sanctions; Michigan; Missouri; North Carolina; Parole violations; Probation; Revocation; South Carolina
Note: Reprinted from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections report, "Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations," March 1997.
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