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Whilst they retain a recognisable common core, probation systems round the world are enormously varied, and many are in a state of rapid change. Probation Round the World is a study of probation in ten countries, ranging from the well-resourced and heavily professionalised services of Britain and the old Commonwealth to the reliance on lay-supervisors in Japan and the community-based system which has recently been set up in Papua new Guinea.
Probation Round the World resulted from collaborative research conducted by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the British Home Office. The first part of the book comprises a review of the development and convergence of probation within the Civil Law and Common Law traditions. The second part describes the origins and functions of systems in the ten countries, drawing out salient differences and similarities.
It will provide invaluable reading for students of criminal justice and criminology and for professionals working in probation managment and government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415115179
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/06/1995
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Boxes Perface Editors' Introduction Acknowledgements Part I Comparative Probation: Some Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Considerations 1. Studying Probation: A Comparative Approach Robert Harris - Some Issues in Comparative Social Research

- Comparative Probation Research - Conclusion 2. Probation Round the World: Origins and Development Robert Harris - The Common Law Tradition - The Civil Law Tradition - Probation After World War Two - Two Influences on the Development of Probation - Conclusion Part II

Comparative Case Study on Probation Services and Practices 3. Origins and Purpose of Probation Koichi Hamai and Renaud Ville 4. The Probation Order Koichi Hamai and Renaud Ville - Eligibility for Probation - Maximum and Minimum Length of Probation Orders - Levels and Trends in the

Use of Probation - Standard Conditions Attached to Probation Orders and Revocation 5. Organisation and Structure Koichi Hamai and Renaud Ville - Profile of the Probation Workforce - Probation Officers and the Court 6. Probation as a Profession Koichi Hamai and Renaud Ville -

Professional Associations and Trades Unions - Qualifications and Training - Salaries of Probation Officers - Career Advancement 7. Variations in Probation Function Mike Hough - The Range of Probation Functions - Probation Supervision - Role Conflict 8. Volunteer Probation

Personnel Koichi Hamai and Renaud Ville 9. Reflections on Comparative Probation Robert Harris - Some Characteristics of Probation in the Case Study Countries - Probation Round the World References

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