What Is Parole? - Definition, Violations & History


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Which of the following best describes parole?

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1. Which of the following is a function performed by a parole officer?

2. Which of the following is a consequence of a parolee's failure to follow a release plan and, thus, violate parole?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of the parole program with these resources. They will gauge you understanding of what parole exactly is and all that it entails.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Parole
  • Functions of a parole officer
  • The consequences of violating parole
  • Developer of the idea of parole in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull out the most important information from the lesson on parole
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the consequences of violating one's release plan
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parole system

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of parole, review the lesson titled What Is Parole? - Definition, Violations & History. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand what parole is and why it is granted
  • Explore the role of the parole board and the parole officer
  • Examine the history of parole and when it was first officially adopted