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Probation: Looking Out and Looking In

  • David SmithEmail author
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Abstract

Drawing on a variety of published work, the chapter suggests that a productive approach to understanding probation practice is to see the immediate relationship between worker and client in the context of the wider system of criminal justice in which both are enmeshed. It further argues that a sense of the wider community context has allowed for creative and innovative probation practice, in community development, interagency working, crime prevention, restorative justice, and responding to racially motivated offending. The chapter tries to celebrate the creativity and commitment of probation workers over the years while acknowledging the damaging effect of government policies on probation at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century.

Keywords

Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Crime Prevention Restorative Justice Hate Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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