Reshaping Probation and Prisons

The New Offender Management Framework

Edited by Mike Hough, Rob Allen, and Una Padel

Reshaping Probation and Prisons
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Edited by Mike Hough, Rob Allen, and Una Padel

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

112 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2006
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861348128 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
The Government has embarked on a programme of radical reform for the probation and prison services with the setting up of a National Offender Management Service (NOMS). The aim is to make the two services work more effectively together, and to promote private sector involvement in 'corrections' work.This groundbreaking volume takes a critical look at the different aspects of the NOMS proposals, at a time when the Government is still working out the detail of its reforms. No other academic publication has scrutinised the NOMS proposals so closely.Through six contributions from leading experts on probation and criminal justice the report identifies the risks attached to NOMS; assesses the prospects of success; provides ideas for reshaping government plans and [vbTab]presents an authoritative critique of a set proposals that could go badly wrong.The report will be crucial reading for politicians, civil servants and criminal justice managers. Senior probation and prison staff will find it of particular value.
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors

1. Introduction
      Mike Hough
2. NOMS and its relationship to crime reduction, public confidence and the new sentencing context
      John W. Raine
3. End-to-end or end in tears? Prospects for the effectiveness of the National Offender Management Model
      Peter Raynor and Mike Maguire
4. Keeping a lid on the prison population—will it work?
      Carol Hedderman
5. NOMS, contestability and the process of technocorrectional innovation
      Mike Nellis
6. Lessons from prison privatisation for probation
      Alison Liebling
7. A modern service, fit for purpose?
      David Faulkner
8. Endnote
      Rob Allen and Mike Hough
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