volume 14, issue 1, P22-22 1968
DOI: 10.1177/026455056801400109
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Abstract: of the Home Office.] &dquo;The call of the probation officer was really that of physician, being entrusted with the diagnosis of the causes of the evil and the application of the most appropriate remedies. The first quality needed for a successful probation oflicers was the instinct of sympathy -{he capacity for getting into touch with the probationer and all the subtle influences which could be summed up in the word personality. Then, too, it was necessary that the probation officer should have a very wid…

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