A Proposal for Positive Change

William D. Sawyer, Western Oregon University

This paper discusses various ideas for promoting change with8in a parole and probation office in Oregon, and critically distilling those ideas to determine that which works and that which fails to produce acceptable results. This paper examines the practice of punishment as a means of change by parole and probation officers, and offers a more progressive-minded philosophy which combines effective interventions with cognitive proramming.

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