Essay about Aspects of Probation

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There are times when almost everyone wonders exactly what the purpose of probation is, what kinds of conditions can be imposed if someone is put on probation, and what roles the probation officer and the court systems play in the scheme of things. If you know someone that is on probation it may not hurt to know a little bit about the way it works and that is exactly what we will be talking about here.

Probation is one of the least restrictive penalties among the alternatives confronting a sentencing judge. Probation is the conditional release of an individual by the court after he has been found guilty of the crime charged. In the case of probation then, the individual has not been sentenced to prison, although he may, in fact, have
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The crime for which the person was arrested isn’t dramatized and used as a reason for disrupting the rhythm of his life.
     
The number of conditions that a judge can impose upon a person on probation is amazing and there are some that make some of us wonder how they can actually make a person live a life that is not theirs. There are many conditions of probation that a judge or a probation officer can impose upon the probationer. Some of the conditions that can be imposed include: supporting his dependents and meeting any other family needs, paying a fine or making restitution to the victim of the crime that was committed, keeping a job if they have a suitable one and if not training for or getting one that is suitable.

There are some conditions that are imposed because of the offense that the probationer was found guilty of, for instance, refrain from engaging in a specific occupation, business, or profession bearing a reasonably direct relationship to the conduct constituting the offense, or engage in such a specified occupation, business, or profession only to a stated degree or under stated circumstances; refrain from frequenting specified kinds of places or from associating unnecessarily with specified persons.

In a lot of cases conditions imposed include refraining from the excessive use of alcohol, or use of any narcotic drug or other controlled substance without a prescription from a licensed
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