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Violations of the terms and conditions can result in the court taking some additional action that can include other suspended penalties or time in prison. The Probation Officer is charged with monitoring the conditions imposed by the judge. Today. the process starts when someone commits a crime. The judge then makes their sentence of probation for up to one year if the information from the investigation shows this may be a wise course of action. They will make contact with the victims if any restoration is to be made. or is found guilty by trial. or the defendant if they are of age and reviews the defendant’s personal information and their criminal record. their guardian. If a juveniles fails to comply with the orders of . It affects society in many ways. If a defendant pleads guilty and offers not dispute. The history of probation is a long one. a judge may ask the Probation Department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation. or in the case of a juvenile offender. The basic principle behind rehabilitation is that each individual can become responsible for their actions. a sentencing tool helps to alleviate overcrowding. They will also offer sentencing recommendations in their report for the judge. The use of probation as Only a court can allow probation and it is a conditional form of sentencing which may be revoked if the individual violates its terms. The probation officer investigates by making inquiries with the defendant’s parent.Rehabilitation is a crucial part of the criminal justice system. A sentence of probation indicates that the offender can be trusted to an extent.
16 States had abolished discretionary release from prison by a parole board for all offenders. even though the system is seriously flawed. nearly 80% will be released to parole supervision. 25% were violent offenders and 31% were property offenders.655 prisoners were under the jurisdiction of State or Federal correctional authorities. Crime rates continue to rise and criminals on probation are still committing crimes. about 592. Research shows that the rate of incarceration has increased each year. By the end of 2000. 2009). “At least 95% of all State prisoners will be released from prison at some point. they may be sentenced into custody. Nearly 33% of State prison releases in 1999 were drug offenders. relatively unchanged since 1990.169 adults were under State parole supervision at the end 2002. At the end 2002.the court. . Among State parole discharges in 2000. 41% successfully completed their term of supervision. 1. and mostly from female offenders.440. mostly from drug and alcohol offenses. The current probation structure would apply best if limited to misdemeanor first-time offenders. Probation reform is indicated. Many people agree with the use of probation. 670. In 2001.” (Reentry Trends in the United States. The Bureau of Justice Statistics website gives some insight into the success or failure of the use of probation and parole.000 State prison inmates were released to the community after serving time in prison. This means that innocent people are being victimized.
Medical care is designed in corrections facilities primarily for men and does not meet the needs of women. In my view. “Parents on Probation” explains that most jailed women fail to receive appropriate healthcare and proper treatment for drug use and they are often abused sexually and beaten by male corrections officers. close . These programs often involve house detainment. Long term treatment centers and detention centers could be more effective for some offenders. They also lose their eligibility for many programs. neither probation nor parole should be used as sentencing for many of these offenses.Many prisoners return to prison for crimes committed while on parole. as well as rehabilitation treatment. such as the way to apply for a job. This allows for support from family and friends. because of the nature of their offense. Community-based corrections are used for both those who have never been to prison and for those who are working in pre-release programs from jail or prison. such as food stamps. preparation for work and work placement. The majority of women convicted in drug offenses fail to receive proper drug treatment during their incarceration. This lets me see why our correctional facilities are so overcrowded. Per the newsletter “Parents on Probation”. such as therapy and training in basic living skills. Some 80% of women drug users will return to jail after being released. Probation can be used effectively with community-based corrections. upon release. women seem to benefit most from these types of treatments.
Judges have greatly flexibility in sentencing and offenders have a smoother community life reentry postprison.ojp. As the public becomes more aware of the success of these programs and the vital need for changes to the existing systems. electronic monitoring. the use of halfway houses.supervision. Reentry Trends in the United States Retrieved February 8. 2009 from http://www. probation is being recognized nationwide and is growing in use in community-based programs. Many examples of successful community corrections programs are available.htm .usdoj. www. There is a large cost savings when viewed relative to the costs of regular imprisonment.ab.ca. Due to five factors.gov/bjs/reentry/reentry. there is less congestion in jails and prisons. Closer supervision is provided versus typical probation programs. incarceration into boot camps and programs of work-release. And finally.com probation were designed to demonstrates to a that growing these types of that respond awareness conventional imprisonment was not effective. Timothy and Wilson. the changes will become more available in the criminal justice system. Doris James (2009). The efforts being made to change the system are toward a more effective and compassionate correctional system. References: Hughes.johnhoward.
accurate.co.ab.com Content and Development 70 Points Points Earned 70/70 Additional Comments: All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. You provided a number of good examples and details to support your position.pdf http:// www. The paper • • • defines probation explains the probation process explains the significance effectiveness of probation and You did an excellent job describing probation and the probationary process.ca. There was a great deal of background information which covered all the major points The content is comprehensive. • assesses the effectiveness of probation as a means of community-based corrections You had nice introductory and concluding paragraphs which helped to pull the paper together.johnhoward.Gaffney. Probation and the Criminal Courts. The paper is 700 to 1. Robert (2009).ny. and persuasive. . Your major points were stated clearly and logically.us/Probation/ProbationandtheCriminalCourts.suffolk. You also discussed the significance of probation. http://www.050 words in length.
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and white space. reference page. There were a few minor grammar and spelling mistakes. There was a title page and reference page. and appendixes. The paper was enjoyable to read and provided a lot of good information. Your grade speaks for itself. Thanks for your hard work. follows APA formatting guidelines. Total 100 Points Overall Comments: You did a very nice job on this assignment. including the title page. usage. The paper is laid out with effective use of headings. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. tables.varied. The citations followed APA guidelines. and punctuation are followed. Spelling is correct. Points Earned 95/100 . Mechanics 15 Points Points Earned 11/15 Additional Comments: The paper. Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines. font styles. Rules of grammar.
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