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On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

Frederic G. Reamer

Abstract

Few people experience life inside of prison. Even fewer are charged with the responsibility of deciding whether inmates should be released. In his twenty-four years on the Rhode Island Parole Board, Frederic G. Reamer has judged the fates of thousands of inmates, deciding which are ready to reenter society and which are not. It is a complicated choice that balances injury to victims and their families against an offender’s capacity for transformation. With rich retellings of criminal cases, On the Parole Board is a singular book that explains from an insider’s perspective how a variety of fac ... More

Keywords: criminology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, mental health, parole, crime, punishment, inmates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231177337
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231177337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederic G. Reamer, author
Rhode Island College

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