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 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). In order to
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Peck,andrewvancetrup,elisabezawadzki,matthew during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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