Introduction: questions, questions, questions

Durnescu, I., McNeill, F. and Butter, R. (2016) Introduction: questions, questions, questions. In: Durnescu, I., McNeill, F. and Butter, R. (eds.) Probation: 12 Essential Questions. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781137519801 (print) 9781137519825 (online) (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-51982-5_1)

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This book addresses some key questions about probation. In order to avoid long and difficult discussions (see McNeill and Beyens 2013), we agreed at the outset to define probation somewhat loosely as referring both to the set of practices and to the organisations that are associated with the implementation of community-based sanctions and measures in the criminal justice system. Whatever the limits of its imprecision, this broad definition allowed us to explore a wide range of sanctions and measures that are applied in many jurisdictions (including probation, parole, supervised suspended or conditional sentences, and so on) and the diverse organisations that deliver these sanctions and measures.

Item Type:Book Sections (Introduction)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: Durnescu, I., McNeill, F., and Butter, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:9781137519801 (print) 9781137519825 (online)

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