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Probation

Requirement that a person convicted of a crime report regularly and systematically to a probation officer. If the person violates the conditions of their probation order, they may be brought back before a court for re-sentencing.

Explanation attempts (80)

29 Oct 2012 18:20
quote Probation is when you have been found guilty of a crime and have to report at specific times daily to an assigned person, usually a probation officer or maybe an assigned police station. unquote
29 Oct 2012 22:32
quote A period of time that a person is closely monitored by the legal system , either before or after a conviction unquote
30 Oct 2012 12:54
quote to be on probation as a sort of trial period or period of assessment unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:54
quote Out of restraint with a proviso. unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:31
quote not being in prison but being under strict rules and observation by someone of authority unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:44
quote instead of custodial sentance you have to report to a probation officer at regular times. unquote
30 Oct 2012 21:28
quote With regards to law, my understanding of probation is that it can be given in lieu of a prison term or can suspend a prison sentence if the person convicted of the crime has showed good behaviour whilst incarcerated. unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:10
quote Probation is the time period before the trial or sentence time before. unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:03
quote a trial period to see if you can be trusted unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:07
quote Released from an institution on the ground of good causes. unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:53
quote To be let out of police custody for the period until recalled as police criminal investigations continue unquote
31 Oct 2012 21:00
quote This term applies to a person who has been found guilty of what is usually a relatively minor offence, and is required, as part of their sentence, to attend regular sessions with a probation officer over a set period of time (say every week for one year). The purpose of these sessions is to provide the offender with help and guidance to ensure they are unlikely to repeat the offence. If the offender does re-offend then the sentence they receive for the new offence is likely to be more severe than otherwise would be the case. unquote
1 Nov 2012 14:25
quote A period of time in which you ar enot allowed to break the law again other wise you will be put in prison unquote
1 Nov 2012 18:00
quote Being let out whilst on trial for a crime, but means that you can't commit another crime in the meantime or leave the country unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:52
quote Where someone who has been found guilty of a crime but are not in prison. They may have served part of their sentence or been given a suspended sentence. They have to report to a probation officer regularly to check that they are complying with the terms of their sentence. unquote
21 Nov 2012 06:13
quote A supervised period, subject to conditions, during which the actual sentence is suspended. After successful completion, the original sentence may be discharged. unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:34
quote it's the time spent by people in remand or under special constraints (e.g. curfew) who are serving time for criminal activity. unquote
21 Nov 2012 14:54
quote Someone is on probation if they've been found guilty of something but instead of (or after) they've been in prison they are supervised in the community. So most of the time they can live as a normal person but they'll have certain terms, like checking in every day and not going abroad. Also, if they commit an offence while on probation it will be punished more severely. unquote
21 Nov 2012 17:48
quote When an individual is still being over seen by the criminal justice system even though they are not currently incarcerated. They would have needed to have been found guilty of something. unquote
21 Nov 2012 19:07
quote Serving a prison term on license. I.e. living within the community under a number of conditions. I the conditions are breach then the term will be spent in prison unquote
24 Nov 2012 20:46
quote A period of having your behaviour monitored, at the end of which, if you are successful, all restrictions placed on you are removed. unquote
26 Nov 2012 19:28
quote A method of early release from prison that may be awarded to prisoners with good behaviour. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:47
quote Someone who is under observation in some manner to ensure they do not recommit offences unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:30
quote As in somebody is on probation. This could be a probationary period in which the person is given another chance to behave whilst being supervised, before being punished further. unquote
15 Nov 2013 08:44
quote A state a person enters when they are being closely monitored by a Probation Officer who guides and supervises them. This will help to stop re-offending. This can take place instead of or after a prison sentence. unquote
15 Nov 2013 09:58
quote To be released from police custody under certain terms, if these terms are broken then the person renounces all rights to be living outside custody. unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:25
quote When an individual has committed either a minor or major offence and are then watched over by authority for a period of time unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:43
quote a specified amount of time that a person is required to behave for unquote
16 Nov 2013 00:12
quote When someone is monitored unquote
16 Nov 2013 12:25
quote Probation is when a criminal is not in prison but is under supervision ordered by the court. unquote
16 Nov 2013 14:32
quote This is where people have served some of their time in prison but after a certain amount of time they can apply for probation. They are allowed back into society but have checks and often restrictions. unquote
16 Nov 2013 18:28
quote probation is a court measure legally applying restrictions to a defendant unquote
17 Nov 2013 10:57
quote When a person/ organisation/ company has done something wrong (e.g. commit a crime), probation is the period after where they are monitored until a final decision has been made. unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:36
quote A period of time between being arrested and sentencing, I think it has to be backed up by the promise to pay a large sum of money if you don't return to receive you sentence. unquote
17 Nov 2013 14:09
quote When someone is allowed to serve some of their sentence outside of prison on the condition they report to regular meetings. unquote
17 Nov 2013 16:23
quote You will be put on probation where you will be closely monitored by the police unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:20
quote Period where someone has been released from prison but if they breach their probation (specific rules they have to follow for a certain amount of time) they will be in trouble with the law again. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:37
quote Not in prison after a crime, but under watch in case they commit any crimes in future. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:03
quote the period where a young criminal is monitored but not sent to prison for his crime unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:29
quote A period of time where you are under observation from a "probation Officer" unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:42
quote Allowed to be involved in the workings of everyday society, as long as the person strictly follows the rules set down for them. Breaking these rules will see them back in front of court, in jail, fined, etc. unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:08
quote Committed a crime but been released from punishment, still under surveillance unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:37
quote an offender being supervised before getting sentenced unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:04
quote When the convict is released from jail on good behaviour and has to take part in community service unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:32
quote A punishment used to prevent criminals from committing crimes again. They are assigned a probation officer who keeps a close eye on them in making sure they are behaving within the confines of the law, one small slip up could result in harsher punishment. unquote
18 Nov 2013 13:08
quote Probation is a period of time where the accused is let out of jail and is still under governance. They will be assigned a Probation Officer, and in this time, there are regulations that they must adhere to and stipulations must be met. unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:06
quote It is when you have been freed from prison and are being trusted to be well behaved. While on probation you have to make sure you commit no crimes unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:03
quote Supervision of a person who has committed and has been convicted of a crime, as a punishment, outside of jail. The person to report on a regular basis to a specified Officer for monitoring and help in rehabilitation unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:06
quote If someone is released from prison on probation they would have a chance to prove themselves within the community and behave better. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:10
quote When on probation they are awaiting a court case unquote
18 Nov 2013 22:16
quote Instead of going to prison, someone supervises the suspect. You are released on parole. unquote
19 Nov 2013 09:56
quote A certain length of time that a person charged has to spend in a certain place. unquote
3 Nov 2014 17:22
quote Probation are an agency who deal with offenders. unquote
9 Nov 2014 21:53
quote A period of time where you are in between being caught and getting your sentence. unquote
10 Nov 2014 16:03
quote When someone is released from prison and has to have checkups with an official. The released person has to meet certain critea in order to not be returned to prison. unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:04
quote When a prisoner is released after a period of time serving unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:28
quote To be under surveillance of the law, someone under probation has already comitted a crime and has to keep to certain limitations, for example a curfew or regilarly reporting to a probation officer, for a certain amount of time until they are deemed well behaved enough unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:21
quote Able to leave although under strict guidelines unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:33
quote a period of time where you will be observed to make sure you are doing what is required or expected of you, such as a probation period at work to make sure you are right for the job or as part of a prison sentence. unquote
11 Nov 2014 16:09
quote Probation is when you have committed a crime and have been done your sentence and you're in the period of re-joining society with supervision from a probation officer. unquote
12 Nov 2014 16:01
quote A period of time in which an individual is monitored closely, but not necessarily constrained to a particular place (prison etc) unquote
4 Nov 2015 19:43
quote When someone is under supervision or a close watch following a conviction unquote
11 Nov 2015 13:43
quote a period of time that someone needs to wait whilst a court hearing is coming up for them to stand trial for an offence unquote
12 Nov 2015 19:54
quote A period of time when the individual is supervised and has to report regularly to a sperviserver and account for how they have spent their time. unquote
14 Nov 2015 16:55
quote You are being monitored by the law for a period of time unquote
18 Nov 2015 17:55
quote When someone has been released from prison and they have to report to a probation officer to make sure they are staying within the law. unquote
19 Nov 2015 21:45
quote Probation is a period of time where someone has been released but is still under certain requirements by law, and perhaps has to meet with an officer and fulfill certain other criteria such as find a job etc. unquote
21 Nov 2015 20:27
quote Where a criminal is allowed out of prison but if they commit any other infraction regardless of the severity they will go back to prison. unquote
22 Nov 2015 14:10
quote release of an offender unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:23
quote Being out early from a prison sentence but can go back in if the terms of the release are broken. unquote
23 Nov 2015 11:57
quote Not in prison but not free... have a curfew and not allowed to do certain things unquote
23 Nov 2015 12:14
quote a period of time where a person has been given trust, and are being checked on to make sure they keep that trust. unquote
23 Nov 2015 15:52
quote Probation is a period of time that you'll be monitored by the law. Someone might get two years probation instead of going to prison and if they fail to follow their probation terms, they can go back to jail. Criminals have Probation officers aswell unquote
23 Nov 2015 16:25
quote A period of time when you are not allowed to do something unquote
9 Nov 2016 15:31
quote I think this means that someone is being tested / assessed unquote
10 Nov 2016 10:08
quote When someone is let out of prison early on condition of good behaviour. They have certain restrictions on them and have to report back to their officer regularly unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:57
quote Probation means when someone is on probate they are let out of prison unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:55
quote A period where someone is given the benefit of doubt and allowed to do as they see fit. unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:02
quote A period of time when someones ability (in this case to stay out of criminal behaviour) is tested. A person may be released from prison on probation prior to completing a custodial sentence on the basis that their behaviour is considered to have changed/the risk if them re offending is reduced. unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:34
quote Period of time when you are under the supervision of the criminal justice system but are not incarcerated unquote

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