Probation, Politics, Policy and Practice: From New Labour to the Coalition government

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Burke, L

The outputs presented in part submission of a PhD by publication represent the body of my published work over the past ten years. They cover policy, practice and legislative developments during both the New Labour and Coalition Governments that have ultimately led to the demise of the Probation Service as a unified public sector organisation. Two main themes are evident in my writing. The first is a critique of how an ideological commitment to economic neo-liberalism and accompanying social conservatism has shaped contemporary probation policy and public sector provision more generally. The second significant strand has been an exploration of the impact of these developments on the occupational culture and working practices of probation work.
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    1. Burke, L. (2005) 'From Probation to the National Offender Management Service: Issues of Contestability, Culture and Community Involvement'. London: NAPO (55 pages)

    2. Mair, G., Burke, L. & Taylor, S. (2006) 'The worst tax form you've ever seen'? Probation officers' views about OASys. Probation Journal Vol 53(1): 7-23. London: Sage Publications.

    3. Burke, L., Mair, G. & Ragonese, E. (2006) 'An evaluation of service provision for short-term and remand prisoners with drug problems'. Probation Journal Vol 53(2): 109-123. London: Sage Publications.

    4. Burke, L. & Collett, S. (2010) 'People are not things: What New Labour has done to probation'. Probation Journal. 57 (3). 232-249. London: Sage Publications.

    5. Burke, L. (2010) 'No longer social workers: developments in probation officer training and education in England and Wales'. Revista de Asistenta Socialia (Social Work review)., ix (3/2010) 39 - 48. (Romania)

    6. Burke, L. (2011) 'The training of probation officers in England and Wales' in Larrauri, E. and Blay, E. (2011) Penas comunitarias en Europa. 83-97. Madrid: Editorial Trotta.

    7. Mair, G. & Burke, L. (2012) 'Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management'. London: Routledge. (194 pages).

    8. Millar, M. & Burke, L. (2012) 'Thinking beyond utility: Some comments on probation practice and training'. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Vol 51, No 3. 317-330. Oxford: Blackwell.

    9. Burke, L. & McNeill, F. (2013) 'The devil in the detail: community sentences, probation and the market' in A, Dockley. & I, Loader. (eds) The Penal Landscape. 109-132.London: Routledge.

    10. Bauwens, A. & Burke, L. (2013) 'Redefining professionalism by seeking legitimacy in probation? A comparison between Belgium and England and Wales' in I, Durnescu. & F, McNeill. (eds) Understanding penal practice. 109-122. London Routledge

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