Community Justice: Issues for Probation and Criminal Justice by Jane Winstone, Francis J. Pakes

By Jane Winstone, Francis J. Pakes

This booklet presents and accessible text and important research of the strategies and supply of group justice, a focus in modern felony justice. The probation provider specifically has passed through radical alterations with regards to expert education, roles and supply of providers, yet now operates inside of a mosaic of a few inter-agency tasks. This booklet goals to supply a severe appreciation of group justice, its foundation and path, and to interact with debates at the ways that the fad in the direction of neighborhood justice is altering the legal justice procedure. whilst it examines the inter-agency personality of intervention and the constructing proposal of end-to-end criminal administration, and familiarises the reader with a few extra professional quarter, resembling hate crime, psychological sickness, substance abuse, and sufferers.

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New types and permutations of crime will emerge, legal, administrative and popular responses to crime will evolve, and new forms of punishment will arise as a result of broader cultural and technological changes. But the key idea here, that a society can be judged both by the way it criminalizes behaviour (the things it deems harmful, and the things it seeks to protect) and by the way it responds to those who break its laws (the nature of its controls and punishment), transcends particular contexts.

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In March 2004 a man was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court for abusing boys in a pit dug beneath his floorboards at home. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The significance of the case for our purposes occurred during the television interview given by a senior police officer following sentence (BBC Television News, 1 March 2004). He said that the offender had been `well supervised' under the MAPPPA arrangements. This supervision had not, however, discovered the ongoing abuse of children in the pit beneath his lounge floor.

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