Dictionary of probation and offender management by Rob Canton, David Hancock

By Rob Canton, David Hancock

Covers new principles and ideas in addition to the validated probation lexicon, together with institutional, felony, political and theoretical phrases utilized in the self-discipline and uploading ideas from the disciplines of sociology, criminology and psychology.

content material: checklist of entries. record of participants. approximately this ebook. Acknowledgements. creation and assessment. Dictionary of Probation and criminal administration. Appendix I: Abbreviations. Appendix II: Timeline Appendix III: thought maps

overlaying points of legal justice and the felony justice procedure, this dictionary includes nearly three hundred entries on phrases and ideas. It includes entries which come with precis definition, Read more...

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All approved premises work to National Standards and Approved Premises Regulations. They are required to have an admissions policy that must comply with the requirements of the Secretary of State and be made known to local courts. Admission of residents is based on an assessment of the offender’s risk of harm to the public, victims and staff. g. changes to admissions regarding child sex offenders in 2006). Context The history of approved premises dates back more than a century, when probation homes were founded by voluntary organizations long before the Probation Service was established in 1907.

The rush to implement programmes and to achieve these targets antagonized many practitioners (including some who had to discontinue their earlier non-accredited programmes). The targets also encouraged recruitment of offenders who fell outside (often below) the intended risk range, or whose needs or problems did not fit the programme. Other aspects of supervision, such as individual supportive or motivational case management, were often neglected, leading the Chief Inspector of Probation to warn against ‘programme fetishism’.

It comprises 24 groupwork sessions of between two and two and a half hours. Offenders learn to control their emotional arousal, learn the skills they need to resolve conflict and learn how to deal with relapse. Drink impaired drivers (DIDs) This aims to reduce the risk of drink-driving offences and is for men and women who have up to four previous convictions for excess alcohol. The programme involves four risk assessment and preparation sessions followed by 14 weekly groupwork sessions and then six post-programme and relapse prevention sessions.

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