Discussion Questions

  1. How does probation facilitate the process of correcting offenders?
  2. How did John Augustus impact probation?
  3. What are the qualifications that are sought when hiring probation officers?
  4. What is the law enforcement role of a probation officer? How is this different from a probation officer that is a broker of services?
  5. What is the most common reason for an offender to have their probation revoked?
  6. In what ways do intermediate sanctions allow for the crafting of sentences to specific offenders?
  7. In what cases would intermediate sanctions over incarceration be appropriate or inappropriate?