Historical Lessons and Emerging Trends in Parole and Probation

This article traces past and current trends in parole and probation. Lessons from history are framed in the context of implications for future trends in the 50 states. It discusses parole and probation’s public value in terms of public safety and justice, along with the cost-benefit  implications of past, current and future trends.

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About the Author
Mario Paparozzi is a professor in the Department of Law and Justice at The College of New Jersey. Dr. Paparozzi worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections for over 25 years in a variety of positions. He is the immediate past-president of the American Probation and Parole Association, a member of the Manhattan Institute’s council to reinvent probation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Crime Victims’ Legal Center.

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