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Early Termination: Outdated Concept in an Era of Punitiveness

Volume 63 Number 1
June 1999

The author addresses probation officers' use of early termination as an incentive to encourage offenders to do well on supervision. The article discusses ways in which officers can offer incentives�for instance, in selecting the level of drug testing required or by reducing the supervision level�and addresses the appropriateness of raising the issue of early termination at the initial interview.