The article deals with the perceptions of the Probation and Parole Officers on making case load and workload decisions. Caseload is the number of offenders an officer supervised while the workload is the amount of time needed to accomplish a task. The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) provides baseline data in assisting policy-makers to resolve caseload and workload allocation issues. According to the article, officials should establish a definite goal to diminish recidivism through research-based processes.
Original Publication Citation
DeMichele, M., & Payne, B. K. (2007). Probation and parole officers speak out--Caseload and workload allocation. Federal Probation, 71(3), 30-35.
DeMichele, Matthew and Payne, Brian K., "Probation and Parole Officers Speak Out--Caseload and Workload Allocation" (2007). Sociology & Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 11.