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NCJ Number: 119498 Find in a Library
Title: Talking Tough: Empty Threats in Probation Practice
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:28  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1989)  Pages:177-186
Author(s): J Rumgay
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The author considers the emphasis of the recent Green Paper, Punishment, Custody and Community, on community-based punishments and the implications of this for the probation service.
Abstract: She argues that, although the probation service is now concerned about this policy it has nevertheless contributed to it. She concludes that lack of confidence in rehabilitation has made the service vulnerable to co-option into the punishment movement and that only explicitly rehabilitative goals can preserve rehabilitative practice. 1 note and 29 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Probation
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; England; Rehabilitation
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