First published in 1992, Crime, Criminal Justice and the Probation Service is a thought-provoking analysis of the role of the probation service in developing an integrated system of criminal justice. Robert Harris provides readable information about our knowledge of such areas as criminal statistics, victims, fear of crime and crime prevention. He also explores the treatment of women and ethnic minorities by the criminal justice system, the question of a sentencing council and the future of community corrections. A central theme is that all the professionals involved in the criminal justice system must work more closely together so that the mistakes of the past can be avoided in the future. The book therefore has a wide appeal not only to probation officers and social workers, but also to criminal justice professionals and administrators, including the police and the legal profession.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Criminal statistics – some themes and issues 2. Counting crime – beyond the official statistics 3. Fear, victims and community 4. The probation service and situational crime prevention 5. Women and girls, criminal justice and the probation service 6. Race, criminal justice and the probation service 7. Sentencing practice and the social enquiry report 8. Supervision in the community – towards delinquency management Notes Bibliography Name Index Subject Index