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Title: Probation

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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Editor(s): Lacey, Malcolm; Scott, John; Ward, David. Num Pages: 478 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 1DBKW; JKVP; LNFX1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 152 x 28. Weight in Grams: 678. . 2002. 2nd Revised edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781841741901

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Synopsis: The probation service has a pivotal role in interpreting the concept of justice and advancing the cause of justice through practical action. This task is increasingly challenging and with the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 establishing the National Probation Service of England and Wales in April 2001, this book is a timely account of how this task will manifest itself, written by experts closely involved in this world of change. The increasing public expectation and scrutiny focused on the whole area of probation, coupled with the ongoing plans of the Government to bring about consistent standards and practice means that this is an area that will only continue to change and grow over the comming years. The probation service has to locate itself in a changing landscape and formulate a mission appropriate to the 21st century. Here leading academics, policy makers, managers and practitioners have combined to put the spotlight on what contribution probation can make to public protection and social justice. Their efforts, culminating in this book, will help shape the new service and provide stimulus for critical debate of DT Justice and Rights - what role does probation have in the tensions between rights and responsibilities, between victims and offenders? Justice in Practice - how do competing demands affect day to day community supervision and What Works? Justice in Organisation - are the reforms of modernisation going to create a service that can deliver? It is of vital relevance to all who work in the probation world and to other criminal justice agencies and professionals.

About the Author: David Ward is Professor of Social and Community Studies and Head of the School of Health and Applied Social Sciences at De Montfort University. Having trained and worked as a probation officer, he has maintained a special interest in probation matters throughout his career in higher education. John Scott has been Chief Officer of Bedfordshire Probation Area since 1994. He is a member of the Home Office Advisory Board on Restricted Patients and the Conference Permanente Europeenne de la Probation as the United Kingdom representative. He is also a Chief Officer member of the National Probation Directorate's working group on human rights. Malcolm Lacey (following unsuccessful career attempts as writer, steelworker, gas salesman and teacher) trained at the LSE and became a probation officer in Hertfordshire in 1963. In 1976 he became Head of Social Work at Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University) before being appointed as Chief Probation Officer in Dorset in 1982. He has recently taken early retirement.

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