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Capstone Discussion What is your opinion of probation? What should happen with probation programs in the future? Do you think it would be appropriate to increase restrictions imposed on probation? Explain your rationale

My opinion of probation is that I feel probation is driven and controlled by politics. I feel probation is given to certain inmates that fall under a category to lessen the burden of overcrowding prisons or when the courts do not have enough evidence so they have to offer something to make it seem they did something for society. I believe probation programs in future should be changed. Probation programs should be only offered to first time offenders and low crime juveniles. If an individual returns to the courts for committing another crime then the right to probation should be revoked and the individual should serve their complete conviction time. This may deter some individuals from turning into a life of crime. I think it is appropriate to increase restrictions imposed on probation. I believe the probation program is abused by inmates and politics. I believe offenders have learned what offences have the possibility of getting probation and that is why they commit the crime because there is no fear of incarceration. I believe politics play a role on probation depending who is running for some sort of political office. For example one runner might want to tackle the issue of dangerous overcrowding in prisons or another runner wants to be strict and incarcerated everyone.…...

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