Learning Objectives

10.1  Understand the history and purpose of parole

10.2  Know the difference between mandatory and discretionary parole, and how they both differ from unconditional release

10.3  Understand the roles and duties of probation officers and parole board members

10.4  Understand the issues involved in prisoner reentry into the community and parolee recidivism

10.5  Know what makes for a successful reentry

10.6  Understand the principle of graduated sanctions

10.7  Be able to identify and discuss halfway houses, house arrest, and electronic monitoring