- Words: 688
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 33451243
Probation and its various forms: According to the official government website by Prince William County (PWC), Virginia, probation is a sanction ordered by courts that "…allows a person to remain in the community under the supervision of a probation officer." The probation sentence could also include time in jail, a financial penalty, community service, and other sanctions (PWC).
There are several kinds of probation, including: a) unsupervised probation (this is generally