Handbook of Probation by Loraine Gelsthrope; Rod Morgan

By Loraine Gelsthrope; Rod Morgan

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Yet, McIvor and McNeill argue, the influence of correctionalism has been more attenuated in Scotland than in England and Wales. The number of community-based sentences has been broadened and ‘What Works’ has become a theme as elsewhere. But proposals to merge probation work with that of the Prison Service in Scotland have been abandoned in favour of a management of offenders organisational framework which has left probation work within social services subject to direction by regional community justice authorities.

Late modernity then is arguably ‘a distinctive pattern of social, economic and cultural relations’ which has ‘brought with it a cluster of risks, insecurities  Handbook of Probation and control problems that have played a crucial role in shaping our changing response to crime’ (Garland 2001: viii). There are ‘distinctive problems of social order that late modernity brings in its wake’ (2001: ix). These macro-level changes in society have arguably not only profoundly affected social and cultural life, but have shaped crime policies also.

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