Case Study: Besieged Probation Supervisor Case Study by y6h66

Case Study: Besieged Probation Supervisor
Analyzes a criminology administration case study titled "Out of Town Brown and the Besieged Probation Supervisor".
# 115503 | 1,760 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2009 in Communication (Mass Media) , Business (Human Resources) , Criminology (General)

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This paper discusses a case where a career probation officer, Joan, must deal with a difficult situation regarding a high profile case that is coming up for review and which has generated a great deal of media interest, and the need to avoid negative publicity for the Collier County Probation Department . The problem Joan faces is that the media want an interview with her regarding the case but the Chief Probation Officer has also emphasized the importance of avoiding the media and not allowing anyone to speak with the media without supervisory approval. The paper addresses the following question: What should Joan's response to the reporter be other than hanging up or telling him to call back? In addressing the question, the paper analyzes Joan's response and whether it was the right one. The paper concludes in favor of Ms. Casey.

Table of Contents:
What Should Joan's Response to the Reporter be Other Than Hanging Up or Telling Him to Call Back?
If She Elects to Discuss Her Officer's Recommendation, What Should She Say to Justify It?
What Should the Chief Probation Officer Do Upon His Return to Work?
Was the Probation Officer's Recommendation Correct Based on these Facts?
Should a Policy Be Immediately Drafted for this Situation?
Should Any Personnel Actions Be Taken?

From the Paper:

"All police departments should have a policy in place for disclosing information to the media. Only the Police Chief or a person appointed by the Chief, such as a special employee designated to handle media relations, should be allowed to report information to the media. An official policy should be in writing and clearly state that no one other than the designated official should make any kind of statement to the news media. When allowed, media press releases should be scheduled ahead of time and follow protocol."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dubber, M. (2007). Renal Law. Retrieved on June 30, 2007 from
  • M'Naghten Rules. (2007). Wikipedia. Retrieved on June 30, 2007 from
  • Truro Police Department. (2001). Truro Police Department Manual (Media Relations).

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