Parolees Perceptions of Their Parole Officers: It's Role in Successful Reentry

Stephen G. Gibbons, Western Oregon University
Kenneth D. Jensen, Western Oregon University

In a qualitative study of twenty adult ex-offenders, all having served lengthy sentences for serious crimes, the authors found that the parollees relationahip with their parole officers often plays a significant role in their adjustment to the community and taht the relationship is highly influenced by the clients expectations and perceptions of their PO. Those who reintegrated into the community were compared with individualls who either committed new crimes or violated the conditions of their parole.

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