Probation | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Corrections

With probation, instead of sending an individual to prison, the court releases the person to the community and orders him or her to complete a period of supervision and abide by certain conditions.

At the federal level, probationers are monitored by a U.S. probation officer.

Compare with parole

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Last Modified: 06/24/2021


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