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Access the Bureau of Justice Statistics Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/bjs.Then, click Probation and Parole under the Corrections section. Research...

· Access the Bureau of Justice Statistics Web site at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs.Then,

click Probation and Parole under the Corrections section.

· Research the following:

o Reentry Trends in the United States

o BJS publications (the highlights of at least three different years)

o Adults on probation spreadsheet under the Selected Statistics section

o Article by Allen J. Beck, "State and Federal prisoners returning to the community:

Findings from the Bureau of Justice Statistics," under the Also by BJS staff section.

· Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format assessing the effectiveness of

probation. In your paper, you must

o define probation as a sentence.

o explain the probation process.

o explain your findings within each researched item above. What was significant about

the information? What did your research indicate in terms of probation’s

effectiveness?

o explain whether or not you think probation is an effective means of community-based

corrections.

o support your rationale.

· Cite at least three outside references to support your research.

· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

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