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Transforming ProbationSocial Theories and the Criminal Justice System$
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Philip Whitehead

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327653

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Transforming Probation

Philip Whitehead

Policy Press

The first edition of this book was published in 2010 and included an analysis of the years from the election of new labour in 1997 to 2009. This second edition has been extended to include 1997 – 2015. The author introduces his expertise and experience within the field of probation service, with which he has been involved for nearly forty years. The author then gives brief examples of critical events or hinge moments that have occurred to both probation and criminal justice services in general throughout that time. The chapter concludes by giving an outline of the content of the remainder of the book.

Keywords:   probation, critical events, criminal justice services

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