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January 2009 , Page 47 

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By Mark H. Allenbaugh

Parole’s Essential Role In Bailing out Our Nation’s Criminal Justice Systems

Usually in presidential election years, the status and effectiveness of our nation’s federal and state criminal justice systems become a prominent talking point on the national, state, and local levels. This past election cycle was unusual, in that the debate fell off the national radar and was carried out almost exclusively in the races for state and local offices. While added attention to criminal justice generally is a good thing that helps to educate the public not only on the positions of the candidates, but also on the problems and progress of the various state and federal systems, the conclusions drawn often are politically biased and without empirical support.

Anecdotes, rather than hard, objective data, often flood the media thereby casting doubt on the wisdom of certain programs within our criminal justice system where none may otherwise be warranted. One need only think back to the 1988 presidential c

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