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Home » Career Mentor » Probation Officer
Career Mentor Details of "Probation Officer"

Name of The Profession

Probation Officer

Who is a Probation Officer and what does he/she do?

A Probation Officer forms a part of an investigation team and supervises defendants who are to be sentenced to a term. They have a flat hierarchical structure and are headed by chief probation officer or a director. They are responsible for supervision of criminals who are just released from prison so that they do not carry out any activities which are against the law. They supervise certain communities in certain states and make sure that no additional crimes are committed by people who are under the police scanner.

Apart from criminal supervision, they also train and educate people, provide job training, so that such citizens become productive to the country. They also appear at court hearings, conduct background investigations, supervise culprits, etc.

Qualifications Required

A master's or a doctorate in subjects such as criminal justice, counselling, psychology, law, etc

Where can I go and study to become a Probation Officer?

       India

  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi.
  • University of Pune, Ganeshkind, Pune.
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, Gujarat.
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

       UK

  • Leicestershire College
  • Kerry Baker Oxford University

       USA

  • American Intercontinental University
  • Ashworth College
  • California Lutheran University
  • Kaplan University
  • Southwest Florida College
  • South University

Where can I work as a Probation Officer?

  • Investigation Agencies
  • Independent Counsellor

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the probation officer’s could be somewhere around rs symbol 1.8 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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