Criminal Justice | Learning Resources | Section 6.5

Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System by Adam J. McKee

Section 6.5: Probation, Parole, and the Law

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Learning Resources

Learning Objectives
6.5(a) Define parole revocation and explain the impact of revocation on the offender.
6.5(b) List the major due process rights that violators have at revocation hearings.
6.5(c) Compare and contrast the Fourth Amendment rights of a probationer (or parolee) with the rights of a suspect not under correctional supervision.
6.5(d) Describe the limits that the Supreme Court has placed on the conditions of probation (or parole) that lower court judges can require.
6.5(e) Describe circumstances under which the Court will find conditions of probation (or parole) unconstitutional.

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Key Terms

  • Conditions of Release
  • Fourth Waiver
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Mempa v. Rhay (1967)
  • Morrissey v. Brewer (1972)
  • Parole Revocation

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Last Updated:  04/21/2021

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