PROBATION

A court ordered supervised state for a defendant who has been found guilty but is not sentenced to a correctional facility. The probation is overseen by officers of the court and is to assure the offender conducts themselves in a manner prescribed by the court.

PROBATION: "Since it was his first offense, James only received three months of supervised probation."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PROBATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/probation/ (accessed October 16, 2018).
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