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

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  • Author(s): Frederic G. Reamer
  • Publication Information:
    New York : Columbia University Press. 2017
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Few people experience life inside of prison. Even fewer are charged with the formidable 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—some banal, some brutal—On the Parole Board is a singular book that explains from an insider's perspective how a variety of factors play into the board's decisions: the ongoing effect on victims and their loved ones, the life histories of offenders, the circumstances of the crimes, and the powerful and often extraordinary displays of forgiveness and remorse. Pulling back the curtain on a process largely shrouded in mystery, Reamer lays bare the thorny philosophical issues of crime and justice and their staggering consequences for inmates, victims, and the public at large. Reamer and his colleagues often hope, despite encountering behavior at its worst, that criminals who have made horrible mistakes have the capacity for redemption. Yet that hope must be tempered with a realistic appraisal of risk, given the potentially grave consequences of releasing an inmate who may commit a future crime. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the complexities of the criminal justice system, the need to correct its injustices, and the challenges of those who must decide when justice has been served.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780231177320. 9780231177337. 9780231543323.
    • Accession Number:
      961813658
    • Accession Number:
      1821449
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    • ABNT:
      FREDERIC G. REAMER. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. ISBN 9780231177320. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frederic G. Reamer. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. Columbia University Press; 2017. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449
    • APA:
      Frederic G. Reamer. (2017). On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. Columbia University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frederic G. Reamer. 2017. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449.
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      Frederic G. Reamer (2017) On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449 (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
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      Frederic G. Reamer 2017, On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice, Columbia University Press, New York, viewed 26 October 2020, .
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      Frederic G. Reamer. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. Columbia University Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449.
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      Frederic G. Reamer. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frederic G. Reamer. On the Parole Board : Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice [Internet]. New York: Columbia University Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1821449