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The Final Furlough

 Chad M. Carr  
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4 pages
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Role Play Package
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May 2012

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You are a recent appointee to your state's Board of Criminal Justice (BCJ) at the Department of Corrections.  The Governor has ordered you and the other members of the BCJ to select four of the eight maximum security inmates to receive a full unconditional pardon.  The BCJ must come to a unanimous decision.  If the BCJ fails to select four prisoners, then the Governor plans to set all eight free. 

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Learning Objectives

To explore the impact of process on multiparty decision making.

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Facilitation Simulation; Multiparty Negotiations; Criminal Justice


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Industry: State Government

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Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams

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