Unit 2: Criminal Law
CHAPTER 9: FROM SENTENCING TO RELEASE
E-ACTIVITY: NATIONAL PAROLE BOARD AND CONDITIONAL RELEASE (p. 274)
Activity: Use an Organizer to Compare Types of Conditional Release
In Canada, conditional release—freedom with strings attached—is
considered for all offenders. Conditional release is not a right, however,
and is certainly not guaranteed. The protection of society always comes
first before any form of conditional release becomes a possibility. Who
looks after conditional release programs? What are the various forms?
Who is eligible? Are we running the risk of increasing the likelihood
of repeat offences?
In this activity, you will compare the various types of conditional
release using a comparison organizer.
- Before you investigate the various types of release, visit the National
Parole Board (NPB) Web site to find out more about the role of
the National Parole Board, the organization that oversees matters
related to all types of release. Then answer the following questions:
- What is the role of the National Parole Board?
- Summarize the NPB’s mission statement.
- Investigate the various types of release by reading an NPB fact sheet
Types of Release”. To find out the recidivism rates for each
type of release, visit the NPB
news release of September 8, 2000. Use the following organizer
to aid in your comparison. Click here to
download this organizer.