Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

6.1 Explain the origins and purpose of probation.
6.2 Describe the demographics and characteristics of offenders on probation.
6.3 Describe the advantages of probation over incarceration for some offenders and for community offenders.
6.4 Analyze the probation officer role and models of probation supervision.
6.5 Explain the purpose of graduated sanctions for technical violations of probation.
6.6 Identify sources of stress commonly encountered related to the job duties of a probation officer.
6.7 Describe the benefits of engaging the community in offender rehabilitation.
6.8 Identify the various intermediate community sanctions and what they have to offer.