This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

Making Paroling Policy Explicit

Making paroling policy explicit
Don M.Gottfredson, Peter B.Hoffman, Maurice H.Sigler, Leslie T.Wilkins

The opening section of this article discusses the need for more explicit definition of elements governing parole selection and the problem of determining the weight that should be given to each. The study then demonstrates a method by which analysis of parole board decisions may make present paroling policy more explicit. Decision guidelines developed from this method provide an aid in actual case decision-making. By structuring discretion without removing it, these guidelines permit it to be exercised fairly and rationally. A United States Board of Parole pilot project which includes guideline usage and a procedure for regular evaluation and modification of guidelines is then described.

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