Probation and Punishment
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Professor Currie Gauvreau
December 13, 2015
In our current studies we have been discussing the intricacies of probation, intensive supervised probation plans to follow, the tailoring of the inmate to the appropriate facility, and measures that could conceivably make prison life effective and thus decrease the likelihood of recidivism. In the last few weeks we have visited with Kris and evaluated weather these topics could be implement with his probationary plan. Throughout this paper I will discuss my take on Robert Donovan’s plan of action for Kris and the alignment it has with my plan as well as the perfect candidate and program for an inmate to serve probation successfully.
In many forms Robert Donovan’s and my plan for Kris were very similar. We both agree that Kris has a very good chance of completing probation successfully. This was concluded because Kris has had other mishaps with law enforcement but has managed to complete probation successfully as well as he has managed to not have probationary issues as an adult. We both agree that weekly to biweekly monitoring would be appropriate for Kris under intensive probation. Kris has had an issue with drinking and drug abuse in the past and having this issue could be deadly to successful completion of his probation because it a direct violation of the terms of his probation. Monitoring would be beneficial for Kris to make sure he stays on the right track. Also as a part of this monitoring we both agree that he should have regular drug testing, random searches of his car and residence, and he should receive alcohol and drug abuse treatment to make sure there are no relapses. Robert Donovan and I did disagree in one area of recidivism. Mr. Donovan believes that Kris chances of recidivism is extremely low and I feel he has a likely chance of...