CRJ3300 University of North Carolina Probation Officers Questions

  • Is probation primarily a punishment or a method of rehabilitation? Explain your reasoning.
  • How often is probation given as a sentence, and for what kinds of crimes?
  • What skills or qualifications would you expect to find in an effective probation officer?
  • Should probation officers be permitted to carry weapons? Why or why not? Are there any benefits or drawbacks to probation officers being allowed to carry weapons? Explain.
  • If you were found guilty of a misdemeanor, would you prefer to be sentenced to 60 days in jail or a year on probation? Why? What specific aspects of your life led you to this answer?