Parole vs Probation

Parole vs Probation - Zak Murdock Probation and parole are...

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Zak Murdock 11-28-06 Probation and parole are classified as community corrections and both provide advantages for the criminal over imprisonment. If a criminal had to choose between probation and parole and prison, the criminal would most likely choose either parole or probation. Probation and parole are alternatives to many criminals instead of visiting prison. However there are a number differences and similarities between probation and parole. Probation is a sentence of imprisonment that is suspended. It is also the freedom granted by a judicial officer to a convicted offender, as long as the person meets certain conditions of behavior. Probation is simply explained as a sentence that is served while under supervision. Probation is used to retain some control over criminal offenders as well as using community programs to get them on the right track. Probation is the most common form of sentencing in the United States allowing many criminal offenders to by pass going to prison and serve under the supervision of probation officers. Whereas
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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