Examining Determinants of Parole Conditions Among Federal Releasees [2019]

The greater number of parole conditions imposed upon a releasee increases their potentiality for a parole breach or revocation. We analyzed the files of Canadian federal releasees to learn how closely individuals’ intake assessments (e.g., risk, need, classification) and current assessments (scored later, yet, prior to release) predict the number of parole conditions assigned. Through an assessment of how static and dynamic criminogenic risk factors affect the imposition of parole conditions, we show that although a former prisoner’s history (static risk factors) may be considered through risk assessment, dynamic interventions are the significant predictors—but only as assessed at intake.

Rosemary Ricciardelli, Kimberley A. Crow, Michael Adorjan
The Prison Journal, January 23, 2019