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Making sense of psychoanalysis in criminological theory and probation practice.

Smith, David (2006) Making sense of psychoanalysis in criminological theory and probation practice. Probation Journal, 53 (4). pp. 361-376. ISSN 1741-3079

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    Abstract

    Recent developments in criminology have included a revival of interest in offenders' biographies and inner emotional experiences, and a stress on the importance of self-understanding for an understanding of crime. These approaches recall discussions of probation practice from the 1950s to the early 1970s, in which writers sought to make sense of the psychoanalytic emphasis of social work training. The article discusses the most striking of these efforts, by Clare Winnicott and William Jordan, and explores their relevance to current thinking and research on probation, in which the importance of the relationship between offender and supervising officer is once again receiving close attention.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Probation Journal
    Additional Information: “The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Probation Journal, 53 (4), 2006, © SAGE Publications Ltd 2006 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Probation Journal page: http://prb.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
    Uncontrolled Keywords: client–worker relationship • desistance • emotions • insight • psychoanalysis
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    ID Code: 731
    Deposited By: Professor David Smith
    Deposited On: 06 Nov 2007
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 15:54
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/731

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