Does Probation Work? Let’s do some research on it. At the end of the paper, based on your research, explain whether probation works. (It will help if you include Intermediate Sanctions). Recidivism is one current measure of probation effectiveness. How important to you, as a scholarly student, is recidivism as a measure of program success?
Do you believe probation officers can really keep offenders from committing new crimes or violating the conditions of their probation?
If you were a probation officer today, by which outcome measures would you want to be judged? Why?