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Modernising Probation And Criminal Justice

Author : Philip Whitehead
ISBN : UOM:39015074239388
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Addresses developments that help to explain what probation work has become in the centenary year of 2007. This book contains research based upon interviews with a number of solicitors in which they related their experiences of probation work within a changing culture.
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Understanding Modernisation In Criminal Justice

Author : Senior
ISBN : 9780335235278
Genre : Social Science
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How have different criminal justice agencies responded to the modernization process? What forms does modernization take? What lessons can be drawn to influence the future shape of criminal justice policy? Understanding Modernization in Criminal Justice is the first book to theorize modernization in the context of criminal justice. It provides a historically informed account tracing the evolving links between new public management and modernization as well as proposing a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of policies on each criminal justice agency in England and Wales. A variety of political strategies and tactics are identified, which contribute to the reform process. The extent of vulnerability, capacity for resistance or potential for transformation in each individual key agency is explored, including strategies of censure, compliance and commitment. The authors go on to analyse how these processes have occurred in an international context, in particular, the relationship between drivers of global crime and their impact in the context of England and Wales. This will challenge policy makers in all jurisdictions to consider the potential impact of new public management. The book concludes with a look ahead, anticipating developments in criminal justice sector after the departure of Tony Blair and potentially post a new Labour administration. Understanding Modernization in Criminal Justice is invaluable reading for those concerned with the administration of criminal justice at both a policy and managerial level; from students and academics wishing to understand the way agencies are responding to this agenda through to penal reformers and commentators.
Category: Social Science

Exploring Modern Probation

Author : Philip Whitehead
ISBN : 9781847423481
Genre : Social Science
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Since 1997 the probation service, an integral component of criminal justice for over 100 years, has been subject to a politically-driven process of modernisation and cultural transformation. This innovative book explores this probation modernisation by using social theories associated with Durkheim, Weber, Marx and Foucault. The book combines this theoretical analysis with empirical research from interviews, which highlights challenges to, as well as support of, the politics of modernisation. This research is unique in providing insights into what representatives of other organisations think about probation - from the outside looking in.This up-to-date text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of probation, criminology, criminal and social justice and allied disciplines.
Category: Social Science

Transforming Probation

Author : Philip Whitehead
ISBN : 9781447327660
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the politics of modernisation and transformation of probation in the criminal justice system. It draws upon innovative social theories and moral perspectives to analyse changes in the probation service and makes a timely contribution to criminal justice and probation theory.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Probation

Author : Loraine Gelsthorpe
ISBN : 9781134014910
Genre : Social Science
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This Handbook is an essential text for anybody working in probation, studying the subject as part of wider criminology or criminal justice course. It provides a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date source of information and analysis about all aspects of the work of the Probation Service.
Category: Social Science

Introduction To The Probation Service

Author : Dick Whitfield
ISBN : 1872870813
Genre : Police supervision
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Straightforward, non-technical explanation of the role and work of the Probation Service in England and Wales.
Category: Police supervision

Multi Agency Working In Criminal Justice

Author : Pycroft, Aaron
ISBN : 9781847424532
Genre : Social Science
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A topical textbook for students of probation studies and criminal justice which is the first to cover key areas in multi-agency work for criminal justice practice.
Category: Social Science

Sentencing And Criminal Justice

Author : Andrew Ashworth
ISBN : 1139447270
Genre : Law
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Providing unrivalled coverage of one of the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process, this book examines the key issues in sentencing policy and practice. It provides an up-to-date account of the legislation on sentencing together with the ever-increasing amount of Court of Appeal case law. The law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system is examined, including the prison and probation services. The aim of the book is to examine English sentencing law in its context, drawing not only upon legislation and the decisions of the courts but also upon the findings of research and on theoretical justifications for punishment. This new edition has been extensively revised to integrate the new laws introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which has brought sweeping reforms into English sentencing.
Category: Law

Demonising The Other

Author : Whitehead, Philip
ISBN : 9781447343424
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout history there has always been an ‘other’, often based on culture, race, gender or class, that has been demonised by the majority. This attribution of negative features onto others affects everyone, but Whitehead challenges the idea that this is an inevitable fact of life. While looking at the historical criminalisation of the ‘other’ and the subsequent modernising transformations in criminal justice and penal policy, such as ‘Big Society’, Whitehead also questions if this is the most effective way to dismantle the conditions of existence responsible for ‘othering’. This important book not only looks for the origin of the ‘other’ but also offers insights for a resolution that benefits society as a whole rather than just the powerful few.
Category: Social Science

The Criminological Foundations Of Penal Policy

Author : Roger Hood
ISBN : 0199265097
Genre : Law
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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy brings together leading international criminologists to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany,Australia, England, and Wales. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology. Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines threedistinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing, and parole, as case studies of the influence of research upon the development of policy. Finally, in Part 4, which is explicitly devoted to international comparisons, there is a consideration of the factors that distinguish research projectsthat do influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not to.The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy is a volume in honour of Roger Hood, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research in the University of Oxford.
Category: Law