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Moving Probation Forward

Moving Probation Forward

Evidence, Arguments and Practice

Wing Hong Chui, Mike Nellis

May 2003, Paperback, 312 pages
ISBN13: 9780582472778
ISBN10: 0582472776
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Probation: Theory, Practice and Research is a core text on probation, edited by well-respected academics in the field. It is comprehensive and user friendly, covering various key topics in probation.The book also provides practical help to students and an up to date account of issues in criminal justice policy in the UK, as well as providing information to training officers, managers and practitioners in the field of probation and criminal justice.

1. Creating the National Probation Service: New Wine, Old Bottles? 2. Theories of Crime 3. What Works in Theories of Punishment 4. What Works in Reducing Reoffending: Principles and Programmes 5. Research in Probation: From 'Nothing Works' to 'What Works' 6. Pre-trial Investigation 7. Risk and Risk Assessment 8. In Support of Effectiveness: Facilitating Participation and Sustaining Change 9. Desistance-based Practice 10. Essential Skills in Working with Offenders 11. Enforcing Supervision and Encouraging Compliance 12. Partnerships in the Probation Service 13. Victim Work in the Probation Service: Perpetuating Notions of an 'Ideal Victim' 14. Human Rights and the Probation Values Debate 15. Electronic Monitoring and the Future of Probation 16. The End of Probation?

  • Key topic areas or themes have been identified following consultation with students, probation training officers, co-ordinators of the Diploma in Probation Studies and academics, and following consideration of the changes in the Government's policy in dealing with offenders in the community.
  • Various key topics covered include:
    Principles of Probation Practice
    Enforcement
    Anti-discrimination
    Human Rights.
  • Advanced theories are also discussed.
  • Several front-line probation staff, academics and active researchers contribute to the text.
  • Additionally serves as a crucial reference or handbook for practitioners.

Expert Reviews

"..excellent collection of essays."

"..offers both an intellectual stimulus and a practice challenge to its readers."

"...admitable review of [their] theme, both trustworthy in its information and thought-provoking in its critique."

"...this is a first rate book that will immediately be selected as a core text."

Rob Canton, Programme Leader. B.A. Community and Criminal Justice (DipPS), De Montfort University, Leicester

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