I would like to obtain some information on becoming a probation officer.
The Career Doctor responds:
While the U.S. Department of Labor seems to put probation officers into the larger grouping of social workers ProbationOfficerInfo.com offers information about careers as a probation officer. The site includes job descriptions working conditions training salary and advancement education requirements and more.
You might also want to check out Inside Jobs: A Realistic Guide to Criminal Justice Career for College Graduates edited by Stuart Henry (Sheffield Publishing) or Careers in Criminal Justice by W. Richard Stephens (Allyn & Bacon).