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NCJ Number: 41733 Find in a Library
Title: PAROLE - THE CASE FOR CHANGE
Author(s): P CAVADINO; N HINTON; S MACKEY
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Barry Rose Publishers
Chichester, Sussex, England
Sale Source: Barry Rose Publishers
Little London
Chichester, Sussex, England
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS PAMPHLET PROVIDES BACKGROUND ON THE BRITISH PAROLE SYSTEM AND DELINEATES FUTURE REFORMS.
Abstract: PAROLE, WHICH WAS INTRODUCED INTO THE BRITISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN APRIL, 1968, HAS MET WITH MUCH SUCCESS; HOWEVER, THIS PERIODICAL ADVOCATES NEEDED CHANGES. THESE CHANGES INCLUDE BASING THE PAROLE SYSTEM ON SUBSTANTIATED THEORY, ESTABLISHING REVIEW STANDARDS, ALLOWING PERSONAL HEARINGS, SHORTENING THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS, AND OTHER PROPOSALS TO CREATE A SENSE OF STANDARDIZATION AND FAIRNESS. AN APPENDIX CONTAINS PROPOSED CRITERIA FOR SELECTION FOR PAROLE, INCLUDING THE NATURE OF THE OFFENSE BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRIMINAL HISTORY, PRISON BEHAVIOR AND RESPONSE TO TREATMENT, MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS, HOME ENVIRONMENT, EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS, AND COOPERATION WITH PAROLE SUPERVISORS....TWH
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom; Parole; Parole board; Parole conditions; Parole hearing; Parolees; Reform; Standards; Theory
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