The community order in England and Wales: Policy and practice

Mair, George (2011) The community order in England and Wales: Policy and practice. Probation Journal, 58 (3). pp. 215-232. ISSN 0264-5505

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The idea of a generic community sentence first emerged officially in England and Wales in 1988. The first half of this article traces the development of this policy initiative through its various guises, until its introduction in the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The new order, not surprisingly, given its fragmentary development as a policy, is expected to achieve a variety of objectives, many of which move in the direction of a more punitive penal culture. In the second part of the paper, using official statistics, trends in the use of the order are examined and compared with the suspended sentence order. The implications of the results of this analysis for the probation service are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: alternatives to custody community order community penalties criminal justice policy suspended sentence order
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 16:36
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 10:48

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