Effectiveness: who counts what?

Authored by: Simon Merrington , Stephen Stanley

Handbook of Probation

Print publication date:  May  2007
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843921905
eBook ISBN: 9781843926184
Adobe ISBN: 9781134014910


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Probation effectiveness has always been important, but what it means and how it is measured has varied over time. This chapter looks at the various ways effectiveness has been defined over the last 40 years, relating them in particular to their historical context. Our approach is not original and builds on the work of others, for example Raynor (1997).

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