1. Overview of the Probation System
Probation is the most common sentencing method in the United States. ... Probation first began in the year of 1841 (Petersilia, 1997). ... The idea of probation was created. ... Treatment based programs to help individuals find jobs, get rid of a substance abuse problem, and cope with everyday struggles is what these individuals really need to live a normal life. In order for this to happen probation offices will need to hire more well trained probation officers so that the case load is not so high for each officer. ...
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