There are numerous career options and opportunities in Discover Corrections ranging from investigative roles to criminal administration positions. The career options depend on the area of interest of the applicant, future aspirations, and the educational levels. The job options at Corrections are propelled by the desires of the individuals to impact the lives of others positively as well as the need to protect their communities. I would prefer working as a presentence investigator since it meets my desires and it meets m educational skills (“Types of Positions | Discover Corrections,” 2017). I have studied psychology, so I would prefer working as an investigator since it involves making crucial decisions and collecting evidence which will be used in the court.
The probation officers are tasked with the role of providing the court with sufficient information which will assist in sentencing decisions for the accused parties. They also have the task of reviewing the historical criminal record, managing the social history and coming up with assessment reports for the investigations which they conduct. The presentence report is prepared and may include the sentencing recommendation which is dependent on the results of the investigations which they carry out. The reason why I would like to undertake the above role is that I like interacting with the people and would like to observe the social responses of individuals depending on the situation on the investigative role (Wasserman, 2014). It would be easy for me to discern in cases which need psychological experts and come up with valid outcomes. The case story for Karen S., who has been a presentence investigation officer in Coconino County inspired me and discovered I have the same story profile as her.
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The most difficult job in the present day American story is the Parole Officer, who undertakes the role of Specialist probation. This role requires the call for individual cases which are convicted of sexual charges, sex offenses, domestic assaults, DWI offenses. This position requires the concerned officers to fulfill the special functions which include court liaison, presentation of unique supervision needs like overseeing of perilous cases, intake of drugs for court officers, affiliation by gangs. This may include supervision for the caseload individuals which present cases like mental health problems as well as female offenders (Taylor, 2014). This role is very challenging in the American society since there are a lot of cases which take place in the society and they are hypersensitive. Hence the concerned officers will need to take lots of precaution when undertaking such role. There is also the risk of bribery and intimidation from cartels which may interfere with the life of the Parole officer. This position requires adequate security for the probation officer so as not to expose him to the bandits and gangs which may intimidate the officer to influence the ruling of the courts.
The position which is most interesting is the attorney since its role best suit an individual who maintains relations with the federal and other organizations. The attorney has the role of maintaining a formal relationship with the agency for the larger unit of the government (“Types of Positions | Discover Corrections,” 2017). The attorney should ensure they provide legal guidance for managing an organization as well as providing the procedures and policies for development. The most interesting part of this role is the initiative to reduce the risk during a case and providence of contractual issues. The attorney is helpful in giving advice to the Court and can represent an organization in a litigation case.
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