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Introduction to the Probation Service Paperback - 1 November 2001

by Dick Whitfield

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Paperback |  ISBN 9781872870816 |  Published 1 November 2001184 pages | Edition 2 | Publisher Waterside Press

Book description


Revised reprint with additional material by Mike Nellis

An account of the Probation Service, its history and modern-day role, including an update on the move to a national service and the re-branding of community orders.

Designed to be non-technical and suitable for beginners, this handbook has been used for training purposes for many years now. It looks at items which are central to the day-to-day work of the service. With a new Preface by Mike Nellis and chapters/appendices as follows:

1. A Brief History
2. The Probation Service Today
3. In and Out of Court
4. On Probation
5. Hostels
6. Community Service
7. Work in Prisons
8. Release on Licence
9. Youth Justice
10. Work in the Family Court

Appendices include Qualifying Training for the Probation Service; Useful Addresses; National Standards: A Summary; Further Reading; The Sentencing Framework.


For many years, Dick Whitfield was chief probation officer for Kent and a prominent commentator on probation-related affairs. He is the author of three other Waterside Press works: Paying Back:Twenty Years of Community Service with David Scott, and Tackling the Tag: The Electronic Monitoring of Offenders, The Magic Bracelet: Technology and Offender Supervision - and also of The State of the Prisons: 200 Years On (Routledge, 1991).

Alternative format ISBNs: PDF ebook ISBN 9781906534271.

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