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NCJ Number: 99512 Find in a Library
Title: Women Inmate Views on Parole - A Belated Report (From Changing Roles of Women in the Criminal Justice System - Offenders, Victims, and Professionals, P 129-152, 1985, Imogene L Moyer, ed. - See NCJ-99505)
Author(s): J M Rogers
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The views of female inmates, male inmates, and criminal justice professionals were compared with respect to four aspects of parole: the characteristics of an ideal parole board, the role of the parole board, parole decisionmaking, and minimum sentences for different types of cases.
Abstract: Study data came from a 1962 questionnaire survey of 415 professionals, 34 female inmates in Washington State, and 147 male inmates. Composition preference of a hypothetical 5-member parole board were determined by ranking 16 occupations. The male and female inmates generally had similar preferences; the inmate group as a whole had varying degrees of agreement with professionals. All three groups of respondents included an attorney, a sociologist, and a psychiatrist on the hypothetical parole board. However, prisoners tended to favor a minister and reject a chief of police, while professionals had opposite views toward these positions. Also detailed are respondents' answers to questions about parole board members' educational qualifications and salary, role expectations for the parole board, and proper parole board responses to four hypothetical cases. Data tables, notes, and nine references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Female inmates; Inmate attitudes; Parole; Parole board; Probation or parole decisionmaking
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