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The diploma in probation studies in the midland region: celebration and critique after the first two years

Nellis, M. (2001) The diploma in probation studies in the midland region: celebration and critique after the first two years. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 40 (4). pp. 377-401. ISSN 0265-5527

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Abstract

After a decade of uncertainty, a new form of training for probation officers, separate from social work training, was established by the New Labour government in 1997. This article deals with the development of the academic contribution – a BA Community Justice – to the Diploma in Probation Studies at the University of Birmingham, one of nine universities contracted nationally to deliver the new qualification. It sets the new award in the context of the history of probation training at the University of Birmingham, and explores how the personal beliefs and experiences of the author have shaped his teaching on it. As such, it seeks to contribute to the under-explored area of how criminology is taught in higher education, how it might be shaped to suit the needs of trainee probation officers, and to add a new chapter to established histories of probation training. The article was written to celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of newly trained officers.

Item type: Article
ID code: 38515
Keywords: probation studies, probation, higher education, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Law
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 16:05
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 18:57
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38515

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