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Transforming ProbationSocial Theories and the Criminal Justice System$
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Philip Whitehead

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327653

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.001.0001

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Putting theories and moral sensibilities to work

Putting theories and moral sensibilities to work

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(p.119) Four Putting theories and moral sensibilities to work
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Transforming Probation
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Philip Whitehead

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.003.0005

This chapter puts bodies of social theory assembled in chapter 2, and a history of moral sensibilities in chapter 3, to work within the interrelated fields of probation, criminal justice, and penal policy. The argument advanced is that disparate bodies of social theory, in addition to a remaining vestige of religion, personalism, and ethico-humanitarian impulses, combine to excavate to provide an explanatory account of the political dynamics of modernisation and transformation. This is the central academic task of this chapter that puts to work a nuanced and multi-textured theoretical grid.

Keywords:   moral sensibilities, criminal justice, probation, penal policy, social theory, religion, personalism

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