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Probation and Parole (From UNAFEI (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders) Report for 1978 and Resource Material, P 98-104, 1979 - See NCJ-70911)

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Y D M Mallentjer
Date Published
7 pages
Summaries of workshop presentations on probation and parole in Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan are provided, and general workshop recommendations are provided. Social services, particularly for juvenile probationers, are described.
In all countries represented in the workshop, probation and parole have played a significant role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society. In the group workshop, the participants described the community-based treatment systems, discussed offender treatment problems in their respective countries, and developed recommendations for improving their programs. Participants recommended that offenders be carefully screened in an effort to select those most likely to profit from probation; that conditions for probation be imposed by law, by the judge, or by the probation officer; that recruitment and training of new probation officers and volunteer probation officers is needed; that further experimentation be done with volunteer probation officers; that Governments support halfway houses and initiate a campaign to encourage employers to hire ex-offenders; and that new techniques and approaches in probation systems be encouraged. No references are cited.


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