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Exploring modern probation By Philip Whitehead

Exploring modern probation by Philip Whitehead

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This timely textbook explores probation modernisation by using social theories associated with Durkheim, Weber, Marx and Foucault and unique empirical research from interviews.

Exploring modern probation Summary

Exploring modern probation: Social theory and organisational complexity by Philip Whitehead

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 text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of probation, criminology, criminal and social justice and allied disciplines.

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"...is a meticulous, succinct and extremely well written analysis of the probation services in the United Kingdom..." European Journal of Probation

About Philip Whitehead

Philip Whitehead is Reader in Criminal and Social Justice at Teesside University. Previously he worked for the Probation Service for 26 years and held numerous positions including Research and Information Officer. Since the 1980s he has researched various aspects of probation and latterly the impact of modernisation and cultural change on criminal and social justice. He is the author of seven books and numerous articles.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part one: Excavating and explaining: what has become of probation?: Bodies of social theory: the big guys; Religious, humanitarian and personalist impulses: the good guys; Social theory and excavating probation; Part two: Critique and challenge: what should probation be?: Views of probation and NOMS practitioners; Views of solicitors, clerks, magistrates, barristers, judges: empirical research findings; Conclusion.

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GOR007533890
9781847423481
1847423485
Exploring modern probation: Social theory and organisational complexity by Philip Whitehead
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Policy Press
2010-06-09
200
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