History and Development of Probation - 91808

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The concept of probation originated in the Middle Ages of England when English law was quite strict and imposed harsh punishments on adults and children for offenses that were not considered to be of a very serious nature. During the era of King Henry 7, at least 200 crimes were punishable by death sentence. The progressive English segment showed their concern related to the strict legal system because they wanted the evolution of the English system.  In order to mitigate the inhumane punishments, a variety of measures were devised and adopted. This resulted in the adoption of several types of punishments other than the death p