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    DescriptionThe Baby Peter and Dano Sonnex incidents were high profile cases in which two key public services, namely child protection and probation, both failed in their tasks of protection of the victims and the public. In this book the author graphically describes media and political reactions and then proceeds to analyze the common problems both social work and probation practice face under conditions of economic recession and drastic reductions in funding. This new paperback version comes with a foreword from Shadd Maruna, Professor of Justice and Human Development and Director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen's University, Belfast, UK.

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    Probation and Social Work on Trial
    Violent Offenders and Child Abusers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendy Fitzgibbon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 270 g
    ISBN 13: 9781137276827
    ISBN 10: 1137276827

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    DC22: 364.6/30941
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    DC22: 364.630941
    DC23: 364.630941
    LC classification: HV6626.54.G7 F58 2012
    Edition statement
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    30 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    WENDY FITZGIBBON is a Former Probation Officer, and is currently Reader in Criminology at London Metropolitan University, UK. Her previous publications include Pre-emptive Criminalisation: Risk Control and Alternative Futures.
    Review quote
    'In a sense, the core message of the book - that risk is likely to be reduced, that tragic deaths have a greater chance of being averted, and that people are more likely to be helped to be constructive citizens by in-depth, face-to-face contact with skilled, commit-ted practitioners with sufficient time and resources - is stating the obvious. Nevertheless, all of us who are interested in considered, person-centred responses to the complex problems faced by individuals and communities should thank Wendy Fitzgibbon for stating it in such a sensitive, persuasive and eloquent fashion.' - Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Table of contents
    Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Media Responses Family, Community and Violence Political Responses and Inquiries The Demise of Probation and Social Service Practice Conclusions Bibliography Index