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Probation Round the World

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Whilst they retain a recognisable common core, probation systems round the world are enromously varied and many are in a state of rapid change. Probation Round the World is a study of Probation in countries, ranging from the well-resourced and heavily professionalised servies of Britain and the old Commonwealth to the reliance on lay-supervisors in Japan and the community-based system which has recently been set up in Papua New Guinea. PRobation Round the World is the result of collaborative research involving the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the British Home Office and experts in the ten countries in the study: Australia, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sweden, England and Wales and Scotland. The results paint a picture of probation systems in a state of flux. Faced with rising crime, the more industrialised countries have placed renewed importance on probation as a means not only of reducing reoffending but also of containing burgeoning prison populations. This has led to more overtly correctionalist' systems than before, as probation clienteles include a growing proportion of more serious offenders. Theoretically innovative Probation Round the World reviews the disparate existing literature on comparative probation and by reworking data received from other countries, it offers a coherent analysis of probation around the world.
Release date NZ
July 27th, 1995
Contributors
Edited by Koichi Hamai Edited by Mike Hough Edited by Renaud Ville Edited by Robert Harris Edited by Ugljesa Zvekic
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
23 Tables, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9780415115179
Product ID
1861274

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