First published in 1998, this volume examines risk in probation practice through consideration of the context, the risk differences and how to reconcile them. Hazel Kemshall responds to a recent crisis in the probation service of offenders committing crimes while on probation, prompting a re-evaluation of risk assessment of offenders with the potential for probation. The volume will be of interest to staff and managers involved in probation work.
Part 1. Methodology and Context. 1. Researching Risk in Probation Practice: Methodology. 2. What is Risk? 3. Social Theories of Risk: Implications for the Probation Service. 4. The Changing Nature of Probation: the Origins of Risk. Part 2. Risk Differences. 5. Vignettes on Risk: Values and Knowledge in Risk Assessment. 6. Risk and Practice Wisdom: the State of the Art. 7. Developing Critical Awareness of Decision Making. 8. Risk Decision Making in the Field: an Explanatory Model. Part 3. Reconciling Risk Differences: Optimum Risk Management Systems. 9. Approaches to Risk Management. 10. The Precautionary Principle and Insurance Systems for Offender Risk. 11. Risk and Social Regulation.
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