Law Enforcement Careers--Parole Officer

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Using a Psychology degree to be a Parole Officer

Witha Psychology degree you can pursue a career as a Parole officer. These individuals work with and continually monitor offenders who have been released from prison before their sentence is over. Parole is approved for those individuals to help them establish a life in society under the guidance of a parole officer. Hopefully parole will then let an individual succeed and not reoffend. It is important to note that if a parolee does not meet the conditions of parole (e.g., commits a crime) he or she can be sent back to jail. TIt is up to a Parole Officer to make sure an individual meets the conditions of parole and make recommendations on the parolee’s performance.In this way, like a Probabtion Officer, Parole Officer are committed to helping offenders from committing additional crimes and transition back to society. IIn addition to constant monitoring of paroled offenders, Parole Officers work hard to continually communicate with their clients to make sure everything is moving forward toward the transition back to society.

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Salary Information lists the median salary for a Parole Officer at $56,000.

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