Many people who are convicted of crimes are placed on probation instead of being sent to prison. People who have served time in prison are often released on parole. During probation and parole, offenders must stay out of trouble and meet various other requirements. Probation officers, parole officers, and correctional treatment specialists work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes. Qualifications vary by agency, but a bachelors degree is usually required. Most employers require candidates to pass oral, written, and psychological examinations.
Publish date: June 24, 2009