Our group focused on understanding the role of the probation office in the criminal justice system and in society. We were fortunate enough to work with the Union County Probation Office where we focused on adult probation, juvenile probation, and treatment court. We focused specifically on how it works, the effects of probation on society, and the differences between juvenile and adult probation. Much of what we learned through our participation at the Union County Probation Office relates to topics we covered in class discussions, debates, and in the textbook readings, making this a very worthwhile experience for our learning. One of our major topics of discussion was how and why people commit crimes.
Byrnes, Abby; Scuderi, Chelsea; Smalec, Lindsay; Filippini, Vince; and Mooney, Sarah
"County Probation: A Service-Learning and Community Engagement Project for Criminology,"
The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change:
1, p. 14-21.
Available at: https://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/vol9/iss1/4