Probation volume 15, issue 3, P80-82 1969 DOI: 10.1177/026455056901500303 View full text
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Peter Scott

Abstract: stimulus of an uncharted area, freedom to follow hunches, absence of cautious, publicity-conscious committees of management, clients who are asking for the service rather than demanding a right (and therefore motivated to co-operate rather than to exploit); even some of their apparent disadvantages, for example financial stringency, may be a stimulus to inwention and to external support. As the service is taken over by the state, responsibilities loom larger: flexibility and spontaneity diminish as training a…

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