Save 40% on Law, Psychology & Criminology print and eBooks! Shop the selection >>

Probation

12 Essential Questions

Editors: McNeill, Fergus, Durnescu, Ioan, Butter, René (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51982-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51980-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $40.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51981-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation.
The book offers analyses of why people offend and stop offending, and the wide ranging impacts of probation. This includes the impact on offenders' social reintegration, as a form of reparation for victims and communities, on public desire for justice and punishment, and on probationers themselves. The contributors further assess the state of probation and its adaptation to the current state of penality and society, the role of probation officers in pre-sentencing decision-making and the promotion of community sanctions and measures. By providing important recommendations and suggestions for application to practice, the book will be of great interest to academics, students, policy makers and practitioners alike.

About the authors

Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Ioan Durnescu is Professor, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania.
René Butter is Associate Professor of Applied Research Methodology, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Reviews

“This edited volume draws its inspiration from a range of acknowledged international experts on probation and criminal justice and has as its ambitious aim to answer the question ‘what do we know about probation so far?’ … . This book is a welcome contribution to probation scholarship.” (Mike Guilfoyle, Probation Journal, Vol. 64 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Questions, Questions, Questions

    Durnescu, Ioan (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Why Do People Commit Crimes?

    Canton, Rob

    Pages 9-34

  • What Are the Most Important Studies of Desistance and What Are the Future Research Needs?

    Kazemian, Lila

    Pages 35-59

  • What Is the Impact of Probation in Advising Sentencing and Promoting Community Sanctions and Measures?

    Mair, George

    Pages 61-83

  • Has Probation Any Impact in Terms of Reparation to Victims and Communities? Complicating a Simple Question

    Garsse, Leo

    Pages 85-105

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51982-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51980-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $40.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51981-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probation
Book Subtitle
12 Essential Questions
Editors
  • Fergus McNeill
  • Ioan Durnescu
  • René Butter
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51982-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51982-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51980-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-51981-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 281
Topics