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Outline arguments for and against the abolishment of state adjudicated parole in 200 - 300 word response.

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1. Outline arguments for and against the abolishment of state adjudicated parole in 200 - 300 word response.

Parole: "Supervised release from prison before an inmate serves a full sentence is called parole. Parole officers working for parole agencies provide supervision and counseling to parolees. Another agency, a parole board, determines whether inmates should be granted parole and establishes conditions that each parolee must abide by. If a parolee violates any of these conditions or commits a new crime, the parole board can revoke parole and re-incarcerate the offender" (http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/CliffsReviewTopic/Prisons.topicArticleId-10065,articleId-10049.html).

ARGUMENTS AGAINST ABOLISHMENT OF STATE ADJUDICATED PAROLE

1. Offenders can be rehabilitated

This argument is that if the parole officer closely monitor the parolee, they may work, contribute to society, and experience some life satisfaction. For example, some jurisdictions have instituted guidelines to be used to structure decisions without completely removing discretion. "The parole guidelines used by the U.S. Parole Commission for making parole release decisions served as a model for parole guidelines developed in many other jurisdictions. The commission developed a
system for decision-making based on the seriousness of the offense and the risk of recidivism. An actuarial device, the Salient Factor Score, was used to determine the potential risk of a parole violation. Decision-makers then use the guidelines to determine the customary time to be served for a range of offenses based on the severity ...

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Resources: Prison Overcrowding (attached). Read the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin on Probation and Parole in the United States at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pubalp2.htm#Probation by selecting the Bulletin link that corresponds to the latest year (e.g., Probation and Parole in the United States, 2003), and selecting the Acrobat file for that Bulletin. Cite your sources according to APA requirements.

Outline arguments for and against the abolishment of state-adjudicated parole in a 200-300 word response. Break down the rationale behind each argument.

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