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Rehabilitation and Supervision

1. Research the internet for information on how probation/parole has implemented the classification system in determining the needs of clients, discuss any goals successes and failures.

2. What are the purposes of classifying offenders in probation and parole?

3. What are some of the differences between classification systems in different states?

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1. Research the Internet for information on how probation/parole has implemented the classification system in determining the needs of clients, discuss any goals successes and failures.

For the past four decades, probation and parole have undergone numerous changes of professional practices. For the most part, the practice has been underpinned by a number of conceptual paradigms. Since the early 1960s to the present, there have been four discernable ideologies:

· Offender rehabilitation (late 1960s to mid-1970s);
· Offender punishment and justice for victims (mid-1970s to early 1980s);
· Intermediate sanctions, punishments and treatment interventions (mid-1980s to late 1990s)
· Community Involvement, interagency collaboration, and offender re-entry (1990s-2000s) (1-attached)
For example, the entire range of intermediate sanctions and punishment programs is evidence of the profession's shift away from offender rehabilitation. The central policy hallmarks and related goals of these programs included such practices as:
· Rigorous surveillance through increased offender contacts;
· Strict offender accountability (sometimes defined as zero tolerance);
· Focus on negative consequences for noncompliance with regulations to the ...

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This solution explains how probation/parole has implemented the classification system in determining the needs of clients and discusses goals successes and failures. The purposes of classifying offenders in probation and parole are also explored, as well as some of the differences between classification systems in different states. Supplemented with one highly supporting article.

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