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probation,

method by which the punishment of a convicted offender is conditionally suspended. The offender must remain in the community and under the supervision of a probation officer, who is usually a court-appointed official. In theory, probation is not a form of leniency but is intended for offenders whose rehabilitation can be better achieved by community care than by imprisonment. However, the offender's original sentence remains in force and can be invoked should he violate the provisions of the probation. Probation differs from paroleparole
, in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer.
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 in that the latter requires the offender to have served a portion of his sentence in an institution. The first law in the United States that established the essentials of a modern probation system was enacted in Massachusetts in 1878; in 2010 some 4 million people were on probation in the United States.

probation

1. a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
2. on probation
a. under the supervision of a probation officer
b. undergoing a test period
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That is, if unsuitable workers tend to avoid applying for jobs that have probationary periods, imposing probation may reduce a firm's cost of gathering information needed to screen out potentially poor workers.
The President said that better performance of Pakistan Administrative Service officers was a guarantee for success of any government and hoped that probationary officers would overcome the challenges.
The initiative taken by the CMD is to ensure that young probationary officers are professionally trained through the first three months of their career in a manner that they are ready to effectively serve in branches right away.
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If you are entering into such an arrangement one would be advised to ensure that the duration of a probationary period reflected the period of time in which a new employee can be reasonably expected to come to terms with the performance of the position for which they applied.
A spokesman for the city council said: "Coventry City Council has decided not to confirm Graham Carey in the post of head of democratic services following a review of his extended probationary period of employment.
The officer, who was nearing the end of her two-year probationary period, was shot in the stomach below the level of her body armour after responding to a report of a burglary at a student house in Nottingham.
The documentary revealed racism in probationary officers at a training centre in Warrington and led to eight officers resigning after the programme was aired.
The Board reinstated her license and placed her on a probationary status for 24 months.
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The probationary period can be a stressful time for police recruits.
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