Learning Objectives

  1. To grasp the origins of parole and how parole has evolved.
  2. To understand the basic function of parole and its role in the corrections system.
  3. To be able to name and describe the different types of parole release.
  4. To grasp how a parole board is constituted and what its functions are.
  5. To gain a sense of the tension between a law enforcement and a social work approach to parole supervision.
  6. To understand what parole officers do and how they do it.
  7. To understand the differences and similarities between probation and parole.
  8. To grasp how evidence-based practice relates to parole and how parole success is measured.
  9. To be able to describe common obstacles to successful reentry for parolees.