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probation

Medtalk A period during which a health care provider whose practice of medicine was restricted by a licensing or certifying authority or by a hospital's medical staff due to questionable medical judgement, is evaluated to determine if he/she can be allowed an unrestricted license to practice medicine or retain medical staff privileges. See Restriction.

probation

(prō-bā′shŏn)
1. In the criminal justice system, a period of legal oversight of one's behavior after release from incarceration or instead of incarceration after conviction for a crime.
2. A period after an employee is hired during which the employee's on-the-job performance is evaluated. During this time the employee may need to demonstrate his or her suitability for continued work and in many instances may not receive full salary or benefits.
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Probation Officer may well have drawn, for dramatic purposes, on its advisers' memories of an earlier era, when probation officers did "start the day by doing the rounds of local factories and building sites, often with the probationer, in an attempt to place people in work" (idem), but in language and spirit it was consistent with the emerging penal zeitgeist, as expressed by the Government White Paper Penal Practice in a Changing Society (Home Office 1960) which sought to embed rehabilitation as the principle above all others in criminal justice.
The probation officer then examines the submitted cards for completion, verifies the information with the organization(s) if necessary, and calculates the running total number of hours of community service completed for each client.
Despite the fact that three plainclothes police officers were present during the search of Griffin's apartment, the Court noted that the search was conducted entirely by probation officers under the authority of Wisconsin's probation regulation.
To do this, he examines probation supervision in the context of the probationer's personal and social circumstances and through the eyes of probation officers and their charges.
20) The overwhelming majority of delinquency cases were generated by the police, according to chief probation officer Joel Hunter, because "the natural place for a citizen to complain when an offense has been committed is the nearest police station.
The number of cases a probation officer or correctional treatment specialist has depends on both the counseling needs of offenders and the risks they pose to society.
Cagle and another probation officer, Earl Hackney, who was armed with a gun, decided to go over to Ellis's house.
In contrast, under the Guidelines regime, the probation officer ensures that sentences fit offenses.
Thus in my sentencing, I sent him to school and ordered the probation officer to see that he went.
While on probation, a probationer must report at least once a month to the probation officer, must not commit any other offense and must not transfer residence without due notice to the probation officer.
To become a probation officer, you'll need to have the ability to relate to a wide range of people with confident spoken communication skills as well as good organisation, report writing and problem solving skills.
A CROWN court judge yesterday paid tribute to probation officer Janet Carrison on her last day as liaison officer at Mold Crown Court.