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Computer Simulation in Probation and Parole Management.

Kelton, W. David, Sarah Allen-Welter, Rebecca D. Goodman, Marcy Podkopacz, Aarti Shanker, and Dinesh Wadhwani.

The number of adult offenders under direct supervision in Hennepin County had roughly doubled by 1995 from 1988, while the number of probation and parole officers remained fixed. The bureau was forced to reevaluate its standards regarding supervision. The then-current practice of directly supervising all types of offenders for their entire term is no longer workable. A professor of operations and management science used a computer simulation to help solve the problem by predicting the results of a variety of changes that might be made in the system. Various bottlenecks and inefficiencies were identified. The computer model may be useful in other areas of the criminal justice system. Juvenile corrections and court operations are facing similar problems.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
24 (1): 10-14.
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Reporter 25 (1)

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