PSYCH 105 - Career Paper 1 - Probation officers

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[redacted] 1 [Redacted] PSYCH 105 September 10, 2007 Probation Officers Probation officers are governmental workers that deal with citizens who have broken the law but have not received a jail sentence or need counseling (Kuther & Morgan, 2007). Officers also supervise and meet with offenders and prepare and carry out investigations in order to make suggestions to the court about future sentencing. If the offender has been charged with crimes related to violence or drugs, it may be necessary for the probation officer to monitor activities and movement while the offender is in a public setting (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007). Probation officers are expected to adjust their methods of handling each case to the terms of the offenders’ probation, and enforce the law when necessary (Kuther & Morgan, 2007). To pursue this career, it is extremely useful to have at least a basic understanding of the criminal justice system; applicants will be tested on this knowledge, as well as passing psychological and physical examinations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007).
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  • Fall '07
  • Criminal Justice, criminal law, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics, probation officers

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