Describe the history and development of probation, including how it is organized and used today?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:02 am ad1c9bdddf
Describe the history and development of probation, including how it is organized and used today?
Probation's history is rooted in a long history of judicial reprieve stretching back to Latin origins wherein the word originates from probation, which means testing period in Latin. Because American Law is heavily rooted in English Common Law, I will first explain how English Courts used probation in their criminal justice system. Probation or a form of what is known as probation was used by English Courts to temporarily suspend the execution of a sentence wherein the defendant would then have the autonomy to attempt an appeal for a pardon to the Crown during this "testing" period. In the United States, the practice of suspending sentences began in 1830 as this was done in similarity to the ...
This solution of 546 words discusses the background history on the development of probation in both British and American law. References used are included.