SHOCK PROBATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the term applied to a jail sentence that id designed to shock a young person into doing the right thing and give up a life of crime. Also called shock sentencing. SHOCK PROBATION: "Joe was on shock probation as a teenager and never committed another crime in his life." Related Psychology Terms VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT SHOCK THERAPY GRAMMATICALITY STALKING LAW AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING FORCED-RESPONSE TEST SENTENCE-COMPLETION TEST MITIGATING FACTOR SLOW-RELEASE PREPARATION PREMEDITATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SHOCK PROBATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shock-probation/ (accessed July 16, 2019).