Assistant Regional Staff Development Officer, MidlandsTHis article has three main objects: to describe the constraints to which probation officers are subjected in their everyday work experience; to hypothesise certain strategies which they use as adaptive techniques; and to discuss the role of management in its effort to deal with this situation.
ConstraintsThese fall into five main groups. Although these overlap to some extent, it nevertheless seems legitimate to regard them as separate categories of experi…
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