Definition of 'probation'
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An inquiry found he had missed appointments with his probation officer and police. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The report also recommends improvements to information sharing between prison and probation services and police. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Will he survive his probation period or crack under the pressure? The Sun (2007)Subsequently he became a probation officer like his father. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are already calls for more probation staff. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This accords with the idea of a period of probation. HISTORY PLAY: The Lives and After-life of Christopher Marlowe (2004)Probation officers were supposed to have been keeping a close watch on him. The Sun (2010)She was hauled into court after probation staff said she had failed to provide a reasonable excuse. The Sun (2014)They want the probation period to be longer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nor probation officers working almost half their time on computers instead of being with offenders. The Sun (2010)Probation staff do not have to wear uniform. The Sun (2011)He was wanted since 2012 after skipping probation appointments as part of his suspended sentence. The Sun (2014)These will normally include probation, prison and parole. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The report looked at the links between police, prisons and probation and the system of assessments of prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Up to 48 per cent of prisoners in some jails were there for infringements such as not attending a probation appointment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Probation officers work extremely hard. The Sun (2015)I worked with the probation service closely to see how these accused guys act and how it would play out. The Sun (2014)He said his friend had wanted to become a chef but was let down by police, social services and the probation system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The probation service works in a complex environment in which political, criminal and societal pressures combine to make its task onerous and hazardous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)West London, were all on probation at the time of the killing. The Sun (2006)He added: 'We need a competent probation system that actually changes behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had failed to keep appointments with his probation officer, but the alarm wasn't raised. The Sun (2011)She had spent time on probation and been imprisoned for 20 weeks, as well as being fined thousands of pounds. The Sun (2011)The probation system, which is responsible for supervising offenders who have been allowed out of prison on licence, has been beset by errors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'probation'
British English: probation NOUN
Probation is a period of time during which a person who has committed a crime has to obey the law and be supervised by a probation officer, rather than being sent to prison.
The thief was put on probation for two years.
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