Bridging and Brokering – Hope for the Future of Probation?

  • Mark DrakefordEmail author


An exploration of the extent to which a concern with shaping social forces has formed part of the history of Probation Service practice. It argues that addressing the causes of crime has always been regarded as part of the Probation remit, albeit to sharply differing degrees at different points in time. From 1997 onwards, however, such efforts have become increasing difficult, surviving only marginally and against the grain of prevailing policy tides. In the present era of overt privatization it is difficult to see how this hitherto ever-present strand in Probation practice can survive into the future.


Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Social Housing Probation Officer Housing Benefit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Welsh GovernmentNational Assembly for WalesCardiffUK

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