Social theory and probation: exploring organisational complexity within a modernising context

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/221133
Title:
Social theory and probation: exploring organisational complexity within a modernising context
Authors:
Whitehead, P. (Philip)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Whitehead, P. (2010) 'Social theory and probation: Explaining organisational complexity within a modernising context', Social and Public Policy Review, 4(2), pp.15-32.
Publisher:
University of Plymouth Press
Journal:
Social and Public Policy Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/221133
Additional Links:
http://www.uppress.co.uk/socialpolicy_pdf/1Whitehead.pdf
Abstract:
The probation system in England and Wales, an integral component of the criminal justice system for over one hundred years, has been in a state of considerable flux since the 1970s. Furthermore since New Labour came to power in 1997 probation has seen far reaching cultural transformations, a consequence of a process of modernisation which has generated organisational complexity. This being the case a textured analytical approach is required to explore but also to explain what probation has become during the previous decade. Accordingly bodies of social theory located in the work of Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and Foucault, in addition to what can be described as a Personalist ethic, will be put to work to analyse the contemporary probation domain.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
New Labour; probation; modernisation; social theory; religion; punishment; personalism
ISSN:
1752-704X
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from publisher 03/05/2012]
Citation Count:
No citation information available on Web of Science or Scopus

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, P. (Philip)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T11:50:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T11:50:26Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationSocial and Public Policy Review; 4(2): 15-32en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-704X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/221133-
dc.description.abstractThe probation system in England and Wales, an integral component of the criminal justice system for over one hundred years, has been in a state of considerable flux since the 1970s. Furthermore since New Labour came to power in 1997 probation has seen far reaching cultural transformations, a consequence of a process of modernisation which has generated organisational complexity. This being the case a textured analytical approach is required to explore but also to explain what probation has become during the previous decade. Accordingly bodies of social theory located in the work of Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and Foucault, in addition to what can be described as a Personalist ethic, will be put to work to analyse the contemporary probation domain.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Plymouth Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.uppress.co.uk/socialpolicy_pdf/1Whitehead.pdfen_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from publisher 03/05/2012]en_GB
dc.subjectNew Labouren_GB
dc.subjectprobationen_GB
dc.subjectmodernisationen_GB
dc.subjectsocial theoryen_GB
dc.subjectreligionen_GB
dc.subjectpunishmenten_GB
dc.subjectpersonalismen_GB
dc.titleSocial theory and probation: exploring organisational complexity within a modernising contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSocial and Public Policy Reviewen_GB
ref.citationcountNo citation information available on Web of Science or Scopusen_GB
or.citation.harvardWhitehead, P. (2010) 'Social theory and probation: Explaining organisational complexity within a modernising context', Social and Public Policy Review, 4(2), pp.15-32.en_GB
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