Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes


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The judge sentenced Audra to probation. What does this sentence entail?

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1. Mack has received an early release from prison after serving nine years of a twelve-year sentence. This situation BEST describes which of the following actions?

2. Which government agency oversees the parole process for all prisons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The criminal justice system utilizes different levels of monitoring and control over offenders This lesson quiz and worksheet can help you to fully understand these distinctions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Criminal sentencing
  • The punishment process
  • Governmental departments

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will measure your capabilities of:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parole
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about criminal justice in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as probation and parole

Additional Learning

Spend some time reviewing Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes to better comprehend the information contained in the lesson. These objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Distinguish types of punishments
  • Understand offender supervision
  • Identify supervising agencies
  • Understand the requirements for specific sentences