Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management
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Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management by Rob Canton
Book DescriptionContemporary probation practice is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalized. Probation officers are typically described now as offender managers, and the creation of NOMS (National Offender Management Service) has broadened the remit of the Probation Service. As well as bringing an increased emphasis on skills and qualifications it has also introduced a new set of ideas and concepts into the established probation lexicon - including institutional, legal, political and theoretical terms of its own as well as importing concepts from the disciplines of sociology, criminology and psychology. This Dictionary is the essential reference book. This Dictionary is part a new series of Dictionaries covering key aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system and designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners: * approximately 300 entries (of between 500 and 1500 words) on key terms and concepts arranged alphabetically designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners * entries include summary definition, main text and key texts and sources takes full account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria * edited by a leading academic and practitioner in the probation and offender management field entries contributed by leading academic and practitioners in probation and offender management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843922896
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Covering aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system, this dictionary contains approximately 300 entries on terms and concepts. It contains entries which include summary definition, main text and key texts and sources. It also takes account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria.
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Author Biography - Rob Canton
Robert Canton is Professor of Community and Criminal Research, and Head of Research in the Department of Heath and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, UK.
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