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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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Modernising monstrosities and transformational traumas: social theory, criminal justice and morality

Modernising monstrosities and transformational traumas: social theory, criminal justice and morality

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(p.207) Six Modernising monstrosities and transformational traumas: social theory, criminal justice and morality
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Transforming Probation
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Philip Whitehead

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.003.0007

The final chapter draws together the theoretical and empirical insights advanced in this book. The author justifies the claim that the probation service, criminal justice system, and penal policy, have been subjected to systematic political incursions since 1997 that constitute modernising monstrosities and transformational traumas. In fact, criminal justice reflects and reproduces the organisational logic of neoliberal capitalism, supported by the new public management. These monstrosities and traumas have serious implications for probation staff and their practices, the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies, community supervision, the prison system that continues to expand, and the moral foundations of criminal justice. This theoretical and empirical excavation of criminal justice from 1997 to 2015 is a detailed case study of politico-economic, ideological and material reconfiguration under the harsh realities of the neoliberal order.

Keywords:   neoliberal, moral, criminal justice, probation, penal policy, neoliberal capitalism

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