Assignment Details

Probation sentences are used more often than any other sentencing option in the United States for correctional purposes. As a result, there are benefits and drawbacks to the system. 

This video takes a look at the differences between probation and parole (AJ+, 2015):

Using the knowledge that you have gained from this weeks reading assignments, Intellipath and MUSE assets, and other information provided, address the following questions in a 2 page paper:

  • Identify and discuss three benefits of probation sentences. 
  • Identify and discuss three drawbacks of probation sentences. 
  • If you were an offender who just received a probation sentence, how would you plan to make your probation sentence successful? 
  • Which of your behaviors and habits would need to change if you were on probation? Why?