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Parole System Anomie: Conflicting Models of Casework and Surveillance

Volume 70 Number 3
December 2006

Recent studies show that parole officers continue to emphasize social casework activities and desire more treatment resources, yet their large caseloads and the current climate force them into a surveillance approach. The author argues that resolving this dichotomy is not impossible, but the search for a solution must focus on the parole system as a whole.