The history of probation : politics, power and cultural change 1876-2005 /
Philip Whitehead and Roger Statham.
Crayford [England] : Shaw & Sons, 2006.
xvi, 327 p. ; 21 cm.
0721917003 (pbk.)
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Crayford [England] : Shaw & Sons, 2006.
0721917003 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-320) and index.
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This book tells the story of probation from its religious beginnings in 1876 and legislative footing in 1907, through to the present day. The substantive chapters of the book cover the period 1979-2004 and explore probation by alluding to crime; imprisonment; politics and power; increasing central control and bureaucracy; criminology; and penal and social policy. Written by authors who have spent many years within the probation service, and therefore been involved in events they describe, the book provides a unique insight into probation over the last 25 years. It will be of great interest to serving probation and prison staff and will be a resource for trainee probation officers, and also be helpful to students of criminal justice, penal and social policy in colleges and universities. It will, in fact, appeal to all those who want a deeper understanding of the recent changes in probation. The book has been written to coincide with the approaching centenary of probation in 2007, and it challenges certain political initiatives over recent years that have culminated in the demise of the probation ideal.
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This work tells the story of probation from its religious beginnings in 1876 through to the present day, focusing on the period 1979-2004. It explores probation by alluding to crime, imprisonment, politics and power, increasing central control and criminology.
Table of Contents
Beginnings and development of probation : 1876-1979
Introduction : some themes and influencesp. 3
Reforming liberals to radical conservatives : 1907 to 1979p. 25
Politics, management and central control : 1979-2001
Law, order and efficiency : May 1979 to the Statement of National Objectives and Priorities 1984p. 65
Probation moves centre stage : 1985 to the Criminal Justice Act 1991p. 95
The centre cannot hold : difficult years from 1992 to 1997p. 131
New labour and probation : 1997 to the National Probation Service 2001p. 173
Decline and future of probation
From the National Probation Service to the National Offender Management Service : 2001 to 2004p. 213
Conclusion : summary, explanations and the futurep. 247
Chronological summary of probation historyp. 289
Criminal Justice Act 2003 : sentencing frameworkp. 297
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