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Partnerships between the Independent Sector and the Probation Service

Smith, David and Paylor, Ian and Mitchell, Peter (1993) Partnerships between the Independent Sector and the Probation Service. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 32 (1). pp. 25-38. ISSN 0265-5527

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Abstract

This article examines the concept, strongly promoted in recent Home Office policy, of partnerships between the probation service and the independent sector. Its aim is to discuss the implications of this concept for probation policy and practice. It is argued first that current debates have tended to lose sight of a long tradition of joint work between the service and the voluntary sector, and examples are given of past partnerships' which may help inform present thinking. Five central issues are then identified - the divisibility of probation tasks, accountability, compatibility of aims, organisation, and funding. It is suggested that their resolution may depend upon enhanced local participation and co-operation in criminal justice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 50662
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 10:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 10:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50662

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