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NCJ Number: 115132 Find in a Library
Title: Creation of a Social Service in Prisons and the Evolution of Prison Reform in France From 1945 to 1958
Journal: Deviance et Societe  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:(November/December 1988)  Pages:317-359,409-410
Author(s): C Faugeron; J M LeBoulaire
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 45
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: The creation of a social service in prisons, within the scope of the 1945 Prison Reform has been hastily carried out.
Abstract: Social workers (mostly females) naturally support the moral rehabilitation goal fixed by the Reform. Their function evolves into a Jack-of-all-trades one in the rehabilitation practices. But the models of treatment in prison and of after-care assistance avocated by the Reform, has been set aside since the early 1950's in favor of a less explicit one aiming at ascribing the community to reduce imprisonments. Because of this reversal of rationales, social workers lose their key function to the benefit of the judge presiding over the assistance committee. The Code de Procedure Penale of 1958 will, in this perspective, institute probation sentences and attribute to the correctional workers the role of probation officers. (Author summary)
Main Term(s): Inmate social programs
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Foreign correctional systems; France; Social workers
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