Probation values in England and Wales: can they survive Transforming Rehabilitation?

John Deering

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    This chapter considers the history of the debate about the culture and values of probation practitioners in England and Wales. This has been both theoretical and empirically based, considering normative ideas as well as trying to assess the extant underlying values of practitioners to throw some light on probation cultures.
    These debates are assessed in the context of the changing governance of probation over the past 30 years and its impact on values and culture. In this period, probation has changed from a number of semi-autonomous local organisations, to a single centralised ‘national service’ and finally to a situation where, since 2014 and Transforming Rehabilitation, a unified service no longer exists within the public sector. The chapter concludes by trying to consider how this latter radical change has affected, or might affect, probation cultures and values.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice
    EditorsPamela Ugwudike, Hannah Graham, Fergus McNeill, Peter Raynor, Faye Taxman, Chris Trotter
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)978-1138103320
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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