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Effective Responses to Offender Behavior: Lessons Learned from Probation and Parole Supervision

This report does a great job in explaining how to effectively combine both sanctions and incentives in probation and parole supervision.

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2012

This report presents “data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole during 2012.

The Potential of Community Corrections to Improve Safety and Reduce Incarceration

This report explains the potential of community-based corrections to reduce the recidivism of offenders and reconsider its role.

Early Termination of Supervision: No Compromise to Community Safety

The “effectiveness of early termination as a measure that permits probation offices to focus supervision resources on persons most likely to recidivate, without compromising the statutory purposes of probation and supervised release” is examined.

Reducing Recidivism Through Probation Supervision: What We Know and Don’t Know From Four Decades of Research

This article is about the relationship between recidivism rates and supervision skills used by probation officers (or others who supervise offenders on community-based orders or parole).

Voice of the Victim: A Perspective Spotlight Issue

This special issue promotes innovative programs, policies and protocols that improve crime victims’ rights and services in community corrections.

Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series

Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided. 

The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities

This study’s purpose was to determine the extent to which people on probation and parole contribute to the demands on the resources of local law enforcement, and to identify what opportunities exist to use data to target their limited resources more effectively.

Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors: 4th Edition

This NIC monograph is the 2013 revision and update of previous (1982, 1985, 2001) editions.

The Importance of a Low Span of Control in Effective Implementation of Evidence Based Probation and Parole Practices

This report explains why the current probation officer to supervisor ratio (7:1 span of control) should not be increased to a higher level due to significant impacts on the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the Community Based Correctional System in Iowa.

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