Probation and the tragedy of punishment

Date

2007-07-01

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1468-2311

Volume Title

Publisher

Blackwells

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Abstract

Description

This analytical paper investigates the significance and meaning of ‘probation values’ and challenges the enterprise of generating ‘lists’ of values without sufficient regard to the practices they enjoin or rule out. The conceptual link between values and action is thus reaffirmed. The paper also argues that since punishment tries to give effect to so many different objectives and to express many incompatible attitudes, punishment is always likely to occasion frustration and disappointment.

Keywords

RAE 2008, UoA 40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration

Citation

Canton, Robert (2007) Probation and the tragedy of punishment. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46 (3), pp.236-254.

Rights

Research Institute

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