ERIC Number: ED165013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Classification for Parole Decision Policy.
Gottfredson, Donald M.; And Others
The general purpose of this study was to develop and implement, in close collaboration with parole authorities in various states, improved procedures for parole decisions. A discussion of the general nature of the paroling policy or guideline models sought is presented, with emphasis on providing a means for repeated assessment and revision of policy. This is followed by the general methods used. Two types of guideline models were developed, called sequential and matrix models. The specific guidelines produced with the seven different jurisdictions are presented, utilizing the two general model types. Suggestions for guideline development based on experience in this study are presented, as is a discussion of differing models and of some moral issues that arise from the results of the project. The report is generally addressed to parole board members and others in leadership positions in the criminal justice system. (KA)
Descriptors: Criminal Law, Decision Making, Guidelines, Justice, Models, Parole Officers, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 (Stock no. 027-000-00688-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A