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: Journal 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: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/hn
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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: 26 Aug 2019 00:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/731

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