Probation is the suspension of all or part of a jail sentence. Probation may also refer to: ...
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- a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership 2. [n] - a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself 3. [n] - (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them
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a form of punishment that allows the offender to be supervised by a probation officer in the community instead of being locked up, and deal with issues related to the crime(s) they have committed - this applies to adults only, Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) do the same for young people
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In law, the placing of offenders under supervision of probation officers in the community, as an alternative to prison. There are strict limits placed on travel, associations,...
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[ Latin probatio
, from probare
to try, examine, prove: confer French probation
. See Prove
The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof. [ Obsolete] « When by miracle God dispensed great gifts to the laity, . . . he gave
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(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; `probation is part of the sentencing process`
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a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself
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• (n.) Moral trial; the state of man in the present life, in which he has the opportunity of proving his character, and becoming qualified for a happier state. • (n.) The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof. • (n.) The trial of a ministerial candidate`s qualifications prior to his ordination, or to his settlement
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correctional method under which the sentences of selected offenders may be conditionally suspended upon the promise of good behaviour and agreement ... [2 related articles]
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probation 1. A method of dealing with offenders; especially, young people who are guilty of minor crimes or first offenses, by allowing them to go at large under supervision of a probation officer. 2. The state of having been conditionally released by a court. 3. A trial period or condition for students in certain educational institutions who are b
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A status imposed on students whose work is unsatisfactory until they improve their performance or are asked to leave the program or institution.
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probation, method by which the punishment of a convicted offender is conditionally suspended. The offender must remain in the community and under the supervision of a probation officer, who is usually a court-appointed official. In theory, probation is not a form of leniency but is intended for offe...
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The release into the community of a defendant who has been found guilty of a crime, typically under certain conditions, such as paying a fine, doing community service or attending a drug treatment program. Violation of the conditions can result in incarceration. In the employment context, probation refers to the trial period some new employees go t
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It refers to an advantage, certain freedom or an oppurtunity given by the judicial officers to the convict in terms of shorter sentence, or early release from the prison. The judge can provide such an allowance on the basis of the good behavious of the convict, who would still be in the eye or vigil of law and has to report to special officer as di
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n. a chance to remain free (or serve only a short time) given by a judge to a person convicted of a crime instead of being sent to jail or prison, provided the person can be good. Probation is only given under specific court-ordered terms, such as performing public service work, staying away from liquor, paying a fine, maintaining good behavior, ge
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In law, the placing of offenders under supervision of probation officers in the community, as an alternative to prison
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Courts pronouncing a prison sentence of a duration of 5 years or more may order its enforcement to be suspended and that the person should be placed on probation for a period of time to be set by the court (from 18 months to 3 years). During the probation period, any conviction for a new offence or any failure to comply with the control measures a
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In a workplace setting, probation is a status given to new employees of a company or business. It is widely termed as the Probation Period of an employee. This status allows a supervisor or other company manager to evaluate closely the progress and skills of the newly hired worker, determine appropriate assignments, and monitor
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`` In some jurisdictions, the term probation only applies to community sentences (alternatives to incarceration), such as suspended sentences. In others, probation also includes supervision of those conditionally released from prison on parole. An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, often under t..
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Alternative to imprisonment allowing person found guilty of offense to stay in the community, usually under conditions and under supervision of a probation officer.
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A procedure under which a defendant convicted of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment under a suspended or deferred sentence and subject to conditions.
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A sentence in criminal cases that means an offender will be supervised by a social worker for a period of between six months and three years.
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Used as a form of discipline, it is a specified period of time during which an individual
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A type of sentence for a criminal offense. The probationer (convicted person) is sentenced to jail, but that sentence is suspended for a period of months or years while the probationer is released into the community subject to certain conditions of behavior. Common conditions of probation include performing public service work, paying a fine, maint
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A trial period during which an individual's suitability for a job or membership to a club, etc., is tested
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