Target practice in probation: take aim for a reappraisal

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93781
Title:
Target practice in probation: take aim for a reappraisal
Authors:
Whitehead, P. (Philip)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Whitehead, P. (2007) 'Target practice in probation: take aim for a reappraisal', British Journal of Community Justice, 5 (2), pp.83-95.
Publisher:
British Journal of Community Justice
Journal:
British Journal of Community Justice
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93781
Additional Links:
http://www.cjp.org.uk/publications/bjcj/volume-5-issue-2/
Abstract:
The probation system from 1907 to the 1980s did not operate within a framework of centrally imposed targets. By contrast since the 1990s targets have become an essential feature of modernisation and cultural change associated with performance management and accountability. This paper explores the introduction of a target culture into probation and its implications for people orientated organisations. A case can be made to retain a handful of core targets. However it must be acknowledged that in organisations where people work with people, many essential tasks cannot be reduced to measurable targets. Therefore the time has come for a reappraisal.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
objectives; targets; people; culture; bureacracy; computers; probation; performance management
ISSN:
1475-0279
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from British Journal of Community Justice, 10/06/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 05/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, P. (Philip)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-05T14:47:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-05T14:47:46Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Community Justice; 5 (2): 83-95en
dc.identifier.issn1475-0279-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93781-
dc.description.abstractThe probation system from 1907 to the 1980s did not operate within a framework of centrally imposed targets. By contrast since the 1990s targets have become an essential feature of modernisation and cultural change associated with performance management and accountability. This paper explores the introduction of a target culture into probation and its implications for people orientated organisations. A case can be made to retain a handful of core targets. However it must be acknowledged that in organisations where people work with people, many essential tasks cannot be reduced to measurable targets. Therefore the time has come for a reappraisal.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Journal of Community Justiceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cjp.org.uk/publications/bjcj/volume-5-issue-2/en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from British Journal of Community Justice, 10/06/2010]en
dc.subjectobjectivesen
dc.subjecttargetsen
dc.subjectpeopleen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subjectbureacracyen
dc.subjectcomputersen
dc.subjectprobationen
dc.subjectperformance managementen
dc.titleTarget practice in probation: take aim for a reappraisalen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Community Justiceen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 05/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardWhitehead, P. (2007) 'Target practice in probation: take aim for a reappraisal', British Journal of Community Justice, 5 (2), pp.83-95.-
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