Oct.5.2010.Probation

Oct.5.2010.Probation - Probation CRJU 3310 1 Definition of...

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Probation 1 CRJU 3310
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Definition of Probation A sanction imposed by the court whereby criminal offenders serve a period of correctional supervision in the community in lieu of incarceration . 2 CRJU 3310
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Historical Facts about Probation Began during the Progressive period (1890’s) John Augustus (Boston shoemaker) credited with being the father of probation Gap between rhetoric and reality (how it was supposed to work and how it did work) Probation officers were supervised by judges at local level 4 CRJU 3310
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Historical Facts about Probation Caseloads were high from the outset Functioned to facilitate plea bargaining Continued not because it delivered on what it promised, but because it was in interests of judges and prosecutors that it continue 5 CRJU 3310
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Probationers in the U.S. 1 Probationers accounted for 58% of the total of all persons under correctional supervision A total of 4.16 million persons were on probation on December 31, 2005 or 1,858 probationers per 100,000 residents 50% of all probationers had been convicted of a misdemeanor; 49% for a felony; and 1% for other infractions 6 CRJU 3310
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Probation Populations in the U.S. States with the highest rates per capita: 1 st: : Massachusetts (3,350 per 100,000 adult residents) 2 nd : Rhode Island 3 rd : Minnesota 4 th : Delaware 5 th : Ohio Georgia has second largest probation population (n = 422,848) 7 CRJU 3310
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Probationers in the U.S. 1 in 4 probationers was female.
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course CRJU 3310 taught by Professor Maryfinn during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State.

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