Scotland: Criminal Justice Social Work

Published: November 2008

Contemporary probation practice is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalized. Probation officers are typically described now as offender managers, and the creation of NOMS (National Offender Management Service) has broadened the remit of the Probation Service. As well as bringing an increased emphasis on skills and qualifications it has also introduced a new set of ideas and concepts into the established probation lexicon – including institutional, legal, political and theoretical terms of its own as well as importing concepts from the disciplines of sociology, criminology and psychology.

Authors / Editors

Prof Gill McIvor

University of Stirling

Prof Fergus McNeill

University of Glasgow

Research Themes

Criminal Justice Process and Institutions