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But Some of Them Don't Come Back (to Prison!): Determinants of Parole Success and Failure

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Like many other states, Pennsylvania has experienced a surge in parole violator admissions to prison in recent years. This paper reports on a study of the causes and correlates of parole success versus failure in Pennsylvania. As part of this 3-wave mixed-methods study, detailed surveys, interviews, and focus groups were conducted with a large sample of parole violators, parole successes, parole agents, and community corrections staff. Data was collected on multiple domains including employment, housing, social relations, supervision and paroleesÂ’ responses to parole challenges. The paper merges the prisoner reentry literature with the more theoretically oriented criminal desistance literature as a framework for understanding success versus failure on parole. The results of this study are being used by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to prioritize programming resources and influence policy decisions related to prisoner reentry. The paper attempts to sort out the relative importance of structural factors (e.g., resource deprivation) versus individual psychological factors (e.g., cogntive distortions) in predicting parole success. Finally, the paper attempts to develop a preliminary theoretical model for understanding the specific predictors of technical parole violations, which may differ from the predictors of new criminal activity.
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Bucklen, Bret. and Zajac, Gary. "But Some of Them Don't Come Back (to Prison!): Determinants of Parole Success and Failure" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p371437_index.html>

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Bucklen, B. and Zajac, G. "But Some of Them Don't Come Back (to Prison!): Determinants of Parole Success and Failure" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p371437_index.html

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Abstract: Like many other states, Pennsylvania has experienced a surge in parole violator admissions to prison in recent years. This paper reports on a study of the causes and correlates of parole success versus failure in Pennsylvania. As part of this 3-wave mixed-methods study, detailed surveys, interviews, and focus groups were conducted with a large sample of parole violators, parole successes, parole agents, and community corrections staff. Data was collected on multiple domains including employment, housing, social relations, supervision and paroleesÂ’ responses to parole challenges. The paper merges the prisoner reentry literature with the more theoretically oriented criminal desistance literature as a framework for understanding success versus failure on parole. The results of this study are being used by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to prioritize programming resources and influence policy decisions related to prisoner reentry. The paper attempts to sort out the relative importance of structural factors (e.g., resource deprivation) versus individual psychological factors (e.g., cogntive distortions) in predicting parole success. Finally, the paper attempts to develop a preliminary theoretical model for understanding the specific predictors of technical parole violations, which may differ from the predictors of new criminal activity.


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