On probation: pickled and nothing to say

Mantle, Greg and Moore, Stephen (2004) On probation: pickled and nothing to say. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. ISSN 0265-5527

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The probation service is at risk of serious harm from the discourses of toughness and cure. People subject to community rehabilitation orders are categorised first and foremost as ‘offenders’ by probation officers, their managers and governors. Not surprisingly, people on probation are increasingly viewed as bad or as misfits, either way they have nothing intrinsically valuable to contribute to their supervision nor to the work of the probation service more generally. As a counter to this exclusion and disenfranchisement, two replacement discourses are commended: first, the language of userism/consumerism; and, second, an integration of strain and rational choice crime theories, as an alternative to the ‘psychic prisons’ of conservatism and individual positivism fast enveloping the service.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Mantle, G. and Moore, S., 2004. On probation: pickled and nothing to say. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(3), pp.299-316..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 11:37
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:48
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/116727

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