The reflective practitioner in transition: Probation work during reintegration of probation services in England and Wales

Date

2022-08-09

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1741-3079

Volume Title

Publisher

Sage

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article evaluates the recent history of probation services in England and Wales. The author – currently working as a Practice Teacher Assessor in the Probation Service – considers the politicisation of probation, identified as one outcome of a rhetorical narrative to ‘act tough’ on crime and the impact of the New Public Management model of organisational accountability, its focus on performance and targets, and, arguably, the diminution of the professional role. Following semi-privatisation, and currently reintegration, of probation services, the article puts forward an argument for a realignment of practice, to focus on the supervisory relationship, professional autonomy, and the reflective practitioner.

Description

open access article

Keywords

Probation service, Transforming Rehabilitation, Reflective practitioner, Professional identity, Professional relationship

Citation

Burrell, A. (2022) The reflective practitioner in transition: Probation work during reintegration of probation services in England and Wales. Probation Journal

Rights

Research Institute

Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice