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Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management

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Rob Canton, David Hancock
Date Published
427 pages
Covering probation and offender management in England and Wales, this Dictionary attempts to offer accessible and reliable definitions of key terms, concepts, ideas, institutions, legal and organizational arrangements, as well as challenges, methods, and practices involved in working with offenders in the community.
As a Dictionary of Probation, because the Probation Service remains the principal agency with responsibility for probation work, this book includes accounts of the system of governance of the Probation Service and its constituent areas. However, the book is also a Dictionary of Offender Management because, with the emergence of the National Offender Management Service, integrating the Prison and Probation Services, new practice arrangements and working concepts are being introduced. Neither contemporary probation nor offender management can be understood without reference to the other, which is the rationale behind this book. The comprehensive Dictionary is the essential reference and companion for people working in or studying probation and offender management. It offers over 200 entries on key ideas, terms, and concepts arranged alphabetically. Entries include summary definitions, main text and key texts, and references for further reading. Entries are crossed-referenced to other related entries. Entries are contributed by leading authorities in the field, both practitioners and academics. Lastly, the Dictionary includes an authoritative introductory overview of probation and offender management by the editors. The Dictionary was compiled mainly for people already working in the community justice sector, especially those with an interest in working constructively with offenders in the community to protect the public and support rehabilitation. It is also intended for further education and high education students on community justice programs and on criminology, applied criminology and criminal justice studies courses. Appendixes 1-3, references, and index