Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447327660 Published January 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447327653 Published January 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Transforming Probation

Social Theories and the Criminal Justice System

Philip Whitehead

Transforming Probation

Philip Whitehead

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

240 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447327660 Published January 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447327653 Published January 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Written by an established author in the field, this book explores the politics of modernization and transformation of probation in the criminal justice system. It is unique in drawing upon innovative social theories and moral perspectives to analyze changes in the probation service by including data from quantitative and qualitative empirical research. This highlights the challenges to, but also support of, the platform of modernization that culminated in the transformative Rehabilitation Revolution. Providing critical tools for the reader to use in their own work and studies, it makes a timely contribution to criminal justice and probation theory and uniquely provides insights into what representatives of other organizations think about probation—from the outside looking in.
Review Quotes
Maurice Vanstone, Swansea University
“During the past twenty years or so through a process involving missed opportunities, misguided policies, and political posturing successive governments have almost squeezed the humanitarian life out of the Probation Service: it lingers still. Although Whitehead argues in this book that the humanitarian role of the Service will not survive, those of us who disagree know that if it is to survive in some form that benefits society by contributing to the rehabilitation of those people who offend, a thorough and critical understanding of that process is crucial. No one is better qualified to deliver that understanding than Whitehead. Not only has he worked within the Service throughout this period but he has shown in his many publications an acute understanding of the history of probation. This book promises to be both the definitive account of its recent past and the critically challenging one that is needed.”
European Journal of Probation, on Whitehead's "Exploring Modern Probation"
“A meticulous, succinct, and extremely well written analysis of the probation services in the United Kingdom.”
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