“Out-of-Town Brown” and the Besieged Probation Supervisor
Joan Casey is a career probation officer. She majored in criminal
justice as an undergraduate, holds memberships in several national correctional organizations,
attends training conferences, and does a lot of reading on her own time to stay current in the
field. Casey began working for the Collier County Probation Department soon after she graduated
from college and was promoted to a supervisory position, where she supervises an adult probation
unit consisting of eight seasoned probation officers. The unit is responsible for
investigating approximately 80 offenders a month and preparing presentence investigation (PSI) reports on them. Collier County’s Probation Department made the front page of the local newspapers twice in
the past month. Both times it was a nightmare for the chief probation officer, Jack Brown, and
the entire agency. “Northside Stalker Gets Probation!” screamed the first headline, and then,
just a week later, “Collier County Soft on Crime!” Brown called a management team meeting: “Better
PSIs,” he said, “or heads are gonna roll!” Everybody got the point. This week Brown is on annual
leave and Casey is the designated officer in charge. One of Casey’s probation officers has
recommended intermediate sanctions for a 23-year-old man who murdered his stepfather with a knife
after suffering many years of physical and mental abuse. The young man had no prior record
and had been an incest victim since he was 5 years old; he is considered an otherwise nonviolent
person, a low recidivism risk. Casey is aware of the probation officer’s recommendation and
agrees with it. However, she receives a call from a well-known veteran local television
anchor—a strong crusader in the local war against crime. He knows the young man will be sentenced
Do you feel that the probation officer’s recommendation based
on these facts is correct? Why or why not?
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