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Probation and Social Work

Smith, David B. (2005) Probation and Social Work. British Journal of Social Work, 35 (5). pp. 621-637. ISSN 1468-263X

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Abstract

The paper considers the representation of probation themes in the British Journal of Social Work (BJSW) since the early 1990s, and reviews developments in probation policy and practice since then, with a focus on the relationship between probation practice and social work. It argues that emerging research evidence supports the view that effective probation practice is likely to be informed by values and skills that are recognizably within the tradition of social work, and concludes that despite pressures to abandon social work as a basis for probation practice, it is not obvious what the alternative could be.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Social Work
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Uncontrolled Keywords: probation ; community penalties ; risk ; punishment ; rehabilitation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 10649
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2008 15:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10649

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