36 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ■ Winter 2007 Inside Baseball: Interview with Former Federal Probation Officer The author intervieewe Tess Lopez, a former U.S. probattio officer for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. For 13 years, she specialized in presenteenc investigations. In 2005, she took her expertiis in the area of sentenciin to the private sector and is now a mitigation specialist with a national practice. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ellis: As a former probation officer, how...