Understanding Community Penalties: Probation, Policy and Social Change (Crime and Justice) (Hardcover)

Understanding Community Penalties: Probation, Policy and Social Change (Crime and Justice) By Peter Raynor, Raynor, Maurice Vanstone (Joint Author) Cover Image
By Peter Raynor, Raynor, Maurice Vanstone (Joint Author)
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This title provides a concise and critical understanding of community sentences in relation to policy, practice and research. Coverage of these three contexts is a distinguishing feature of the book, which takes a comprehensive approach informed by the authors' long involvement in this field. It begins by examining the role and function of community sentences, and how they challenge the framework of thinking about punishment in the criminal justice system. The book then traces the historical development of the theory and practice of community supervision, and shows what impact the first wave of research into its effectiveness has had on policy and practice.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780335206261
ISBN-10: 0335206263
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Crime and Justice