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How can a probation officer have a positive impact to bring  about change in an offender?

Having come from the jail today after seeing a prisoner who was in crisis, I have very definite opinions about how probation officers can have a positive impact and hopefully, help a parolee who...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2014 11:42 pm UTC

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Can someone tell me what the advantages of incorporating geographic considerations in assigning cases in probation...

Parole and probation officers often have large caseloads, and anything that can help them to manage them more successfully is worth considering. From a logistical point of view, checking up on...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2012 3:34 am UTC

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Why would  key characteristics to making a good probation/parole officer be important?

Because probation and parole officers are seen as extensions of the court system by inmates, key characteristics are critical to them being successful. One very important characteristic is the...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

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What are some of the key factors that affect someone being granted probation?  

The most important factors that are considered when a judge is deciding whether to give someone probation are the nature of the crime committed and the background of the person involved....

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 10:42 pm UTC

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Why should a probationer have his sentence probation revoked for the slightest rule violation?

First off, not everyone agrees with this position. Typically, probation is not revoked at the slightest provocation. While different probation officers are, of course, different, they tend to...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

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What are some of the rules for people that are on probation supervision?

People who are on probation have to agree to abide by a number of rules. If they fail to do so, their probation may be revoked. These rules and conditions vary from state to state. Most states...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 5:56 am UTC

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 Does prisonization exist, and why or why not?  

This neologism refers to the effect of incarceration on long-term psychology. In my capacity as college English teacher in a medium-security prison in the Midwest, I witnessed prisonization in two...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 9:34 pm UTC

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Describe some of the different factors (geography etc.) that affect one being placed on supervision.

The biggest difference between probation and parole is that probation is ordered by a judge and parole is ordered by a parole board when the person is already in jail. Probation is ordered when...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

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What is prisonization?  

“Prisonization” is a word coined to identify the sociological changes that persons undergo during incarceration that they bring with them after release or parole; criminologists identify certain...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 4:48 pm UTC

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