Privatising Probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the end of the probation ideal?

John Deering, Martina Feilzer

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    Over the past 20 years, there have been many changes to probation governance in England and Wales aimed at controlling it from central government. However, the changes introduced under the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda, introduced in 2013, are unprecedented: the service has been divided and
    part-privatised and no longer exists as a unified public body.
    This topical book looks at the attitudes of probation practitioners and managers to the philosophy, values, and practicalities of TR. Based on a unique online survey of over 1300 respondents which found that they were unequivocally opposed to its broad aims and objectives, it provides unique insights into the values, attitudes and beliefs of probation staff and their delivery of services.
    Including broader discussion of the privatization/marketization debate, the context of privatisation of criminal justice services and questions of legitimacy and governance, this is essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the service.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherPolicy Press
    Number of pages149
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447327301
    ISBN (Print)9781447327288
    Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2015


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