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NCJ Number: 193713 Find in a Library
Title: Effective Practice in Probation: An Example of "Advanced Liberal" Responsibilisation?
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:41  Issue:1  Dated:February 2002  Pages:41-58
Author(s): Hazel Kemshall
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 18
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article argues that the dominant emphasis upon effective practice in probation work is an example of a key mechanism of social control in advanced liberal societies.
Abstract: The article examines the role of effective programs in the emerging social policy agenda of citizen re-moralization, "responsibilization," and inclusion exemplified in late modern advanced liberal welfare states. The article concludes that the embracement of effective programs has reconstituted the probation service as a key agency in the social control and exclusion of those deemed "intransigent" or "irresponsible," thus assisting in the demarcation of those who can play a full role in the welfare society from those who cannot. The article considers effective practice a new form of rehabilitation, but more importantly as part of a hybrid criminal justice policy of punitive and excluding measures combined with a correctional curriculum in which traditional rehabilitative concerns have been co-opted to an advanced liberal agenda. This co-option involves subjugation of the rehabilitative and welfare ideal to an economic discourse of rationalization, accountability, audit, and evaluation and the dominance of a disciplinary technique based upon "responsibilisation." Notes, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections effectiveness; Effectiveness; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign probation or parole services; Probation; Probation evaluation; Rehabilitation; Social control
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