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Privatising Probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the End of the Probation Ideal?

Deering, J. and Feilzer, M.Y. (2015) Privatising Probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the End of the Probation Ideal? Policy Press. ISBN 978-1447327288

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Abstract

Over the past 20 years, there have been many changes to probation governance in England and Wales aimed at controlling it from central government. However, the changes introduced under the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda, introduced in 2013, are unprecedented: the service has been divided and part-privatised and no longer exists as a unified public body. This topical book looks at the attitudes of probation practitioners and managers to the philosophy, values, and practicalities of TR. Based on a unique online survey of over 1300 respondents which found that they were unequivocally opposed to its broad aims and objectives, it provides unique insights into the values, attitudes and beliefs of probation staff and their delivery of services. Including broader discussion of the privatisation/marketisation debate, the context of privatisation of criminal justice services and questions of legitimacy and governance, this is essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the service.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2015 02:39
ISBN: 978-1447327288
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5668
Publisher: Policy Press
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