The Probation Service is in danger of adopting panic reactions to the problem of crime, claims the author. He urges the Service to think very carefully before abandoning its traditional social work emphasis.) THE recent articlel by Malcolm Bryant and his colleagues is both interesting and significant, at least in so far as it serves to highlight many crucial points in the debate about the current state of the Probation Service in general and the probation order in particular. This focus on the current decline…
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