Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962 by Raymond GardRehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962 by Raymond Gard

Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962

byRaymond GardEditorAnne-marie Kilday

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962 draws on a wide range of archive material to describe the arrival of a modern probation service. Focusing on the first half of the twentieth century, it describes the debates, conflicts and compromises that resulted in the creation of a state sponsored, centrally controlled, professional, secular, social work and psychological based agency. Following a chronological structure, Ray Gard explores the arrival of the so-called period of 'penal optimism', showing how rehabilitation arrived in the courts of England and Wales. The book uses archive and original material to give voice to those devising and implementing policy, revealing an uneven path to a modern probation system.
Raymond Gard is a former probation officer and independent scholar based in Germany.
Title:Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474282741

ISBN - 13:9781474282741

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Table of Contents

1. The mission to the Police Court 2. The first probation officers, probation 1907-1914 3. The Home Office takes control as treatment arrives, probation 1914-1928 4. The creation of "A fully public service...", probation 1928-1938 5. The emergence of a modern service, probation 1938-1948 6. Probation, social work and psychoanalysis, into the 1950s. Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

Rehabilitation and Probation constitutes a useful contribution to the field ... [Its] detailed description is also one of the book's foremost strengths. Any historian researching the history of probation will be struck by the scarcity of secondary material and Gard's detailed account will therefore be a very useful starting-point.