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NCJ Number: 141148 Find in a Library
Title: Day in the Life of a Federal Probation Officer: Revisited
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1992)  Pages:18-28
Author(s): J Pierson; T L Densmore; J M Shevlin; O Madruga; J F Meyer; T D Childers
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Six Federal probation officers describe their work days and offer philosophical comments about the nature of their work.
Abstract: A California probation officer discusses offender accountability, her methods of verification of offender information, and options when noncompliance is detected. A Texas probation officer describes his work with drug abusing offenders in outpatient or residential drug treatment and the impacts of funding cuts on treatment availability. Two Florida officers discuss their work with the Special Offender Unit in Miami, which supervises offenders involved in violent crimes, major drug conspiracies, racketeering, money laundering, major frauds, and public corruption. A Minnesota officer discusses his responsibilities as a specialist in sentencing guidelines. Finally, a mental health specialist describes several visits to clients in various parts of Chicago.
Main Term(s): Probation casework; Probation officer attitudes
Index Term(s): Probation or parole officers; Probationers; Probationers attitudes; Work attitudes
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