Written in an accessible style by experienced academics and professionals, the book examines: the issues which inform practice - training, skills and competences, antidiscriminatory practice, autonomy and accountability, masculinity and the causes of crime; the contexts in which work with offenders take place - probation committees, boards, pre-sentence reports, community penalties, prison, and the community; and the outcomes of good practice - including partnerships against crime, efficiency, effectiveness and an evaluation of crime prevention and broader methods of intervention.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
`A recurrent theme is the increasing centralisation of probation policy, increasing managerialism and the implications thereof for professional autonomy and accountability.... In conveying clearly the context of contemporary probation practice, this book will be of particular value to students on courses which themselves, ironically, have fallen victim to centralised initiatives that deny the relevance of social work values and skills to work with offenders' - Community Care
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