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Perspectives on Parole: The Board Members' Viewpoint

Volume 63 Number 1
June 1999

Authors Ronald Burns, Patrick Kinkade, Matthew C. Leone, and Scott Phillips describe research designed to help detail how and why parole is granted in individual parole cases across the United States. They report the results of a survey designed to determine parole board members� points of view on the purpose of corrections, the problems facing parole boards, changes that might improve the parole board process, rationales to justify parole as an early release mechanism, and more.