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Supervising Offenders in the Community: A History of Probation Theory and Practice Maurice Vanstone

Supervising Offenders in the Community: A History of Probation Theory and Practice

Maurice Vanstone

Published September 20th 2004
ISBN : 9780754641902
Hardcover
198 pages
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In this work Maurice Vanstone provides an authoritative and original account of the history of probation. This invaluable reference tool offers readers a new way of reading probation history and presents an original context for thinking about currentMoreIn this work Maurice Vanstone provides an authoritative and original account of the history of probation. This invaluable reference tool offers readers a new way of reading probation history and presents an original context for thinking about current policy and practice. While the study is essentially UK-focused, it also provides a comparative perspective by exploring the history of probation in the USA. The authors research has produced the only history of probation practice that does justice to the mixture of influences on the early probation service and paves the way for todays more evidence-based approach. The work is based in part upon original documents and interviews with retired and serving officers. Supervising Offenders in the Community will greatly interest criminologists, criminal justice, social policy, social history and social work academics and postgraduate students.