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What Legally Prescribed Functions Tell Us: Role Differences Between Adult and Juvenile Probation Officers

Volume 81 Number 3
December 2017

The authors' current study, which is built on prior attempts to explore legally prescribed probation functions across 50 states and the District of Columbia, examines the statutorily prescribed duties of adult and juvenile probation officers in the past 10 years. Analyses of role shifts and the complementarities and differences that exist in the statutes are also explored.