Learning Objectives

  • Describe the history and purpose of parole
  • Summarize the roles and duties of parole officers and parole board members
  • Describe the issues involved in prisoner reentry into the community and parolee recidivism
  • Analyze what factors make for a successful reentry
  • Identify and discuss halfway houses, house arrest, and electronic monitoring
  • Evaluate what is meant by parole “success”