Date of Award

12-1978

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Dr. Joseph Etua

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis has been to illustrate factors that do influence the effectiveness of the probation officers in Georgia. To evaluate the effectiveness of probation officers in Georgia, a survey was conducted of 150 probation officers. A questionnaire was formulated and sent to these probation officers. On the basis of the following hypotheses tested, all the hypotheses were positively related to the effectiveness of the probation officers except the variables sex and race. The findings ascertained after the variable sex was tested indicated that female probation officers were just as effective as male probation officers in rehabilitating offenders. The variable race indicated that black and white probation officers were equally effective in rehabilitating offenders. The probation officers in Georgia were very effective in supervising and helping offenders cope with the problems of society.

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