Revocation and Termination of Probation

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Revocation and Termination of Probation • Probation ends in one of two ways • Person successfully completes the time of probation • Probationary status is revoked because of misbehavior • Revocation can occur from either a technical violation or a new arrest • Technical Violation: occurs when a probationer fails to meet the conditions of a sentence by for instance violating curfew, failing a drug test, or using alcohol • When a probationer is taken into custody for violating the conditions a preliminary hearing is held • If there is probable cause a final hearing is mandatory • The probationer does not have an automatic right to counsel and the decision is made on a case by case basis Assessing Probation • Although recidivism rate for probationers is lower than those who are incarcerated, researchers question whether it is a result of supervision or the maturing of the offenders • As a viable alternative to incarceration, probation services need the resources to supervise and assist their clients • The new demands on probation brought calls for increased electronic monitoring and risk management systems that provide different levels of supervision for different kinds of offenders Intermediate Sanctions in the Community • Can be viewed as a continuum – a range of punishments that vary in levels of intrusiveness and control • More serious than probation • Many types • Those administered primarily by the judiciary (fines)
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