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The management of community justice services in Scotland: policy-making and the dynamics of central and local control.

Morrison, Katrina



Martin Wasik

Sotirios Santatzoglou


For observers of, and those involved with, the Probation Service in England and Wales, this is a bleak time. As the Ministry of Justice pushes through reforms which will see 70% of Probation Trusts’ work outsourced to voluntary and private bidders on a system of payment by results (PbR) and morale in the Probation Service is at an alltime low (see for example Hedderman, 2013; Phillips, 2014; Robinson, 2013; Senior, 2013), a time when probation in England and Wales was underpinned by social work values and principles seems a distant memory.

Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2016
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 152-169
Book Title The management of change in criminal justice: who knows best?
Chapter Number 9
ISBN 9781137462480
Keywords Community justice; Scotland; policy-making;
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