Contact a local or state probation and parole office, and interview an officer. Determine the following information: the officer's duties, background, case load, ideas behind parole and probation, amount of time actually spent with each parolee each month, the needs of the agency to be more effective, the officer's opinion as to what is lacking in corrections, the past, present and future of corrections as it relates to probation/parole, the officer's interaction with law enforcement, how the first contact with a released offender happens and any other information you deem important. You may conduct additional research on the internet on controversial issues concerning parole and probation.
What you want to do is;
1) make a list of all the questions you want to ask?
*Example: you ask the officer:
a) what are your duties?
b) what is your background: what did u do before you came here, what did you study?
c) in your opinion whats lacking in corrections, the past, present and future of corrections
as it relates to probation/ parole?
*all you are doing here is just taking the questions suggested in your assignment and writing
them out as you would be asking them of the officer you interview
2) Locate a local or state probation officer.
a) you can do this by going to you local police department and telling them that you are student and you would like to interview a parole officer, and would like information on how ...
Help to interview an officer is given.