The Victim’s Role in Prisoner Reentry

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780195160864
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943395 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

The Victim’s Role in Prisoner Reentry

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This chapter focuses on the current and potential roles that victims might play in managing prisoner reentry. It discusses the legal rights of victims to be notified of a parolee's release and to testify at parole hearings. It also discusses the crucial role they might play in enhancing community safety and offender rehabilitation.

Keywords: prisoner reentry; parole hearings; victim's role; parolee's release; community safety; offender rehabilitation

Chapter.  6233 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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