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Public Protection : Critical theory, policy and practice in probation and rehabilitation

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In 2013, the White Paper entitled 'Transforming Rehabilitation' advocated the dismantling of the probation service and the creation of two new entities: a smaller National Probation Service (NPS), which would work with high risk offenders, and larger Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), who would work with medium and low risk offenders. This book offers a detailed analysis of the vast and radical changes taking place across the probation service in England and Wales, rooted in theory, policy and practice of public protection. Written by an expert in the field, with experience both as an academic and a practitioner, this book covers a range of topics such as discrimination, domestic violence, youth justice, mentally disordered offenders and substance abuse. It is essential reading for a range of courses on criminal justice, probation, offender management, community justice and crime and public policy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138888575
  • 9781138888579

About Anthony H. Goodman

Anthony Goodman is Professor in Community Justice at the Department of Criminology and Sociology, School of Law, Middlesex University, UK.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction: A history of practice: from philanthropy to welfare and then casework, 2. The growth of what works and effective practice: what was gained and what was lost?, 3. Introducing MAPPA. How risk management became central to practice and the implications from this, 4. Perpetual change: Localism, nationalism, trusts and now the creation of Community Rehabilitation Companies and the National Probation Service. Can this latest dualism be determined by risk?, 5. Discrimination and anti-oppressive practice, 6. Domestic violence, including violence in same sex partnerships, impact on children and other witnesses, 7. Mentally disordered offenders, personality disorder and effective interventions, 8. Safeguarding children and young people, 9. Substance misuse, risk and offending, 10. Serious group offending. How has the growth of gangs impacted on work with offenders?, 11. Linking theory to practice, 12. The future of work with offenders and risk management. How will the two sectors work together and should they be reunited?
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