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Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decision-Making: Implications for Paroling Authorities

New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It “examines information emerging from research on evidence-based practice and decision-making in parole and the implications of these findings for paroling authorities” (p. viii). Five chapters comprise this document: evidence-based policy, practice, and decision-making; what it is and why paroling authorities should be interested in it; significant research findings regarding risk reduction-implications for paroling authorities; reaching the full recidivism reduction potential-using a systemwide approach to evidence-based decision-making; evaluating the research-how much evidence in enough; and the benefits of an evidence-based approach and recommendations for action-why pursue an evidence-based approach.