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You are a Probation Officer who has just been assigned the case below. Consider all the information below before responding.
Name: John Ripley
Marital status: Divorced, no children
Education: GED diploma
Employment: Employed as a Plumber with his uncle who owns a small plumbing business
Residence: Ripley will be living with his elderly mother, who resides in an apartment building.
Prior Convictions: None
Current Conviction: After a credible tip, investigators confiscated Ripley’s desk computer and found over 12 images of child pornography depicting nude pictures of children younger than 10 years old in an electronic folder labeled “vacation.”
Given that he had no prior convictions, his age, employment status, and ties to the community, including caring for his elderly mother, the judge imposed as 5-year probation sentence.
Based on the information that has been provided, what level of risk would you classify Ripley, and then explain why?
Based on the risk level you have assigned to Ripley, what specific probation conditions would you set for him, and explain why? Consider every detail that has been provided and remember that you must support your response with a minimum of three scholarly research studies.