Probation Officer Interview Preparation Guide
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Probation Officer related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Probation Officer. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

50 Probation Officer Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me about your experience in your internship?

I worked in child protective department working directly with case manager that had to go in home and take kids from the mother or father. I learned how to do casenotes assesments and etc.
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2 :: Do you have a specialized area?

Yes when I work with juevilles that got suspended from school and they had to come to a day program I enjoyed it because you got the chance to meet with trouble youth and find out why they are acting so bad in school.
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3 :: Do you think there should be education in prison to reduce prisoners from returning? Why?

Education (provided it offers up to date applications upon release) is crucial to the prisoners self-esteem, sense of accomplishment, and without it (unless they have a previous skill few will find employment.
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4 :: In what areas do you typically have the least amount of patience at work?

Complaining with out a reasonable solution to the problem you are complaining about.
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5 :: How generous of a person are you? Give me some examples?

I am somewhat of a generous person, i help others when they need the help but I don't consider my self generous when i follow the rules of my job.
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6 :: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?

My greatest achievement to date has been my Master's paper in which I am currently working on. Once it is completed, it will be my greatest achievement of my educational career.
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7 :: Will you help those with minor crimes get back on their feet?

It depends upon several factors: there intention to establish a law abiding life, willingness to change social acquaitances that were negative such as gangs, other drug or alcohol users, and negative family relationships to people more likely to positively influence their lives. It also depends on the existence or lack of education, marketable skills (not in areas likely to lead them back to crime), and willingness to do something about the weaknesses.
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8 :: Did you take any psychology courses in college?

Yes, which helped me to learn different behaviors.
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9 :: How will you handle dealing with heavily convicted criminals?

I would be very professional and firm. I would let them know that you are required to do these things in order to keep from going to jail and if u dont do them then thats where u will be. If u want change then u must do the things that are required of u to change
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10 :: What honors have you received in your life?

I have received my BS and my Masters Degree in criminal justice working full time and a single parent.
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