First Advisor

Christopher Campbell

Term of Graduation

Spring 2023

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice


Criminology and Criminal Justice




Community Supervision, Oregon, Parole and Probation, Perspectives, Policy

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 71 pages)


This study explores the differences across community supervision approaches in Oregon and how the implementation of state policies has influenced this field. Therefore, this study seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) How do POs and supervisors define their approach to community supervision? 2) How have POs and supervisors experienced shifts in state policy? Fourteen line staff and supervisors from seven Oregon probation and parole agencies were interviewed to answer these research questions. The findings suggest that most agencies are using evidence-based practices and implementing state policies. However, variation exists across the represented agencies in the experiences and perceptions of probation and parole officers and supervisors. This variation impacts policy fidelity, which can negatively affect client recidivism and success. Implications of this project are discussed.


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