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Probation, Politics, Policy and Practice: From New Labour to the Coalition government

Burke, L (2016) Probation, Politics, Policy and Practice: From New Labour to the Coalition government. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

The outputs presented in part submission of a PhD by publication represent the body of my published work over the past ten years. They cover policy, practice and legislative developments during both the New Labour and Coalition Governments that have ultimately led to the demise of the Probation Service as a unified public sector organisation. Two main themes are evident in my writing. The first is a critique of how an ideological commitment to economic neo-liberalism and accompanying social conservatism has shaped contemporary probation policy and public sector provision more generally. The second significant strand has been an exploration of the impact of these developments on the occupational culture and working practices of probation work.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Probation, New Labour, Coalition government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: School of Law
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:32
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 15:48
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4478

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