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The glory in this job comes from helping individuals lead better lives. While it may not be your favorite part of the gig, there is also some glory in putting away criminals who have shown that they are intent on continuing a life of crime. Basically, the glory comes into play when you have served your community well.

To be successful at your job, it is important to keep your emotions from taking over. Numerous parole officers have a little background in sociology and psychology. Both academic fields help the officer understand their parolees and make sound decisions on their behalf when they are creating a plan for their lives.