Title: A Qualitative Analysis Of New Hampshire Parolee Success
This research project uses qualitative data from a multi-methodological approach examining information provided by the New Hampshire State Parole Board. Parole officers supervise offenders who have been granted conditional release from prison by providing parolees with structure and support while they work towards a successful reintegration back into society. Their work includes supervising parolees to ensure they follow their specific conditions of parole, supporting parolees to overcome obstacles for a successful reintegration and remanding parolees who violate conditions. As such, parole officers can inform researchers on factors that contribute to parole success by collecting individual notes (i.e. qualitative data) while meeting with the individual parolees. The present study uses that qualitative data to provide insight on factors that contribute to parolee success from the perspective of parole officers. Two prominent and related themes observed across this research are a) the negative influence of financial instability on parolees’ functioning and b) the lack of positive support structures that affect parolees’ functioning. Both these themes appear to be a bidirectional function of the parolees’ ability to participate in substance abuse and mental health treatment, level and type of family support parolees receive, parolees’ relationships with children and other interpersonal relationships, and parolees’ housing needs.
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Event Graduate Research Conference
Department Justice Studies (GRC)
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Added April 15, 2020, 12:30 p.m.
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