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Criminal Law I

Scope of Report
P.D. No 968
Establishing a Probation System, Appropriating Funds Therefore and for
Other Purposes
I.

Title & Scope of the Decree


Who does this law apply to?
- P.D. No 600
II.
Purpose
- Promote rehabilitation
- Provide reformation
- Prevent the commission of offenses
- PD No. 968 as applied to the classical framework
- PD No 968 as applied to the positivist framework
III.
Meaning of Terms
- Probation
- Probationer
- Probation Officer
IV.
Steps in Granting Probation
- Post-sentence Investigation
- Investigation Report
- Submission of Investigation Report
V.
Criteria for Placing an Offender under Probation
VI.
Disqualified Offenders
VII.
Conditions of Probation
- Report to probation officer
- Other requirements
VIII.
Effectivity of Probation Order
IX.
Modification of Condition of Probation
X.
Control and Supervision of Probationer
- Court that placed him under probation
- CFI of place of residence
XI.
Period of Probation
XII.
Arrest of Probationer
XIII.
Termination of Probation
XIV.
Confidentiality of Records
XV.
Probation Administration
- Agency of Department of Justice
- Probation Administrator
- Assistant Probation Administrator
- Regional Office
- Provincial and City Probation Officers
XVI. Confidential Nature of Probation Records
XVII. Appropriations
XVIII. Repealing Clause
XIX. Separability of Provisions
XX.
Relevant Cases
- De los Santos, Jr. vs Court of Appeals
- Willy Tan vs People of the Philippines
- Sable vs People of the Philippines and Hon. Belarmino

XXI.

- Cuyo vs People of the Philippines


RA 10707, or An Act Amending the Provisions of PD No 968

References:
Luis B. Reyes, the Revised Penal Code
PD No. 968
RA 10707
Supreme Court Reports Annotated