There appeared in the National Press the other day a statement that &dquo; probation was a failure ... &dquo; This is a grave indictment which none of us will be prepared to accept. But the fact remains that there is an essence of truth in it. We need to stop and examine and, if necessary criticise, not the theory of probation, but its application.We can then try to discover whether in actual practice the technique of probation work lags woefully behind the accepted theories of what good probation work ought …
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