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Black and Asian probationers : implications of the Home Office study.

Smith, David and Calverley, Adam and Cole, Bankole and Kaur, Gurpreet and Lewis, Sam and Raynor, Peter and Sadeghi, Soheila and Vanstone, Maurice and Wardak, Ali (2006) Black and Asian probationers : implications of the Home Office study. Probation Journal, 53 (1). pp. 24-37. ISSN 1741-3079

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Abstract

This article presents the main findings of a survey of Black, Asian and mixed heritage men supervised by the probation service in 2001-2003. It discusses the long-standing concern that minority ethnic groups may be subject to discriminatory treatment in the criminal justice system, and examines the probation service’s response to this concern. In the presentation and discussion of the findings, comparisons are made where possible with predominantly white probation samples. These suggest that minority ethnic offenders in the sample had received the same community sentences as white offenders with higher levels of criminogenic need. The possible meanings of this finding are explored, along with the implications of respondents’ views of what constitutes helpful probation practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Probation Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: discrimination • ethnicity • programmes • social exclusion • supervision
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 8082
Deposited By: Mrs Karen Gerrard
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2008 14:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 15:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8082

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