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Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962, Hardback Book

Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962 Hardback

Part of the History of Crime, Deviance and Punishment series

Description

Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962 draws on a wide range of archive material to describe the arrival of a modern probation service.

Focusing on the first half of the twentieth century, it describes the debates, conflicts and compromises that resulted in the creation of a state sponsored, centrally controlled, professional, secular, social work and psychological based agency.

Following a chronological structure, Ray Gard explores the arrival of the so-called period of 'penal optimism', showing how rehabilitation arrived in the courts of England and Wales.

The book uses archive and original material to give voice to those devising and implementing policy, revealing an uneven path to a modern probation system.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781472526328