“Probation officer”

Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

These people attend court on behalf of the Department of Corrections. Their main function is to recommend a specific type of sentence for a defendant. They can also prosecute people for failing to do part of their sentence.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Jurisdiction: United States United States

Officers of the probation office of a court. Probation officer duties include conducting presentence investigations, preparing presentence reports on convicted defendants, and supervising released defendants.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts