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Punishment in the Community

The Future of Criminal Justice, 1st Edition

By Anne Worrall


176 pages

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Paperback: 9780582293052
pub: 1997-10-03
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Punishment in the Community: The Future of Criminal Justice challenges the widely held assumption that punishment through imprisonment is central to the criminal justice system. Contemporary political debate assumes that penality is synonymous with prison. However, in reality, the vast majority of people admitting to, or convicted of criminal offences are dealt with using non-custodial penal measures.

Table of Contents



Part One - The Principles and Politics of Community Punishment

1. Introducing Community Punishment

2. From Alternatives to Custody to Punishment in the Community

3. The Criminal Justice Act 1991 and its Demise

4. Constructing the Punishing Community.

Part Two - The Changing Role of the Probation Service

5. From 'Advise, Assist and Befriend' to 'Confront, Control and Monitor'

6. Taking the 'Social' out of Inquiry Reports

7. Demanding but not Degrading? The Appeal of Community Service

8. From Counselling to Instruction: the Development of 'Help' in Probation Discourse

9. Unacceptable Crimes or Unacceptable Criminals? Sex Offenders

10. Unacceptable Crimes or Unacceptable Criminals? Juvenile Delinquents

11. The Future of Punishment in the Community

Conclusion: Seeing Custody as the Alternative



About the Author

Anne Worrall is Professor of Criminology at Keele University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General