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Rehabilitative opportunities

Recently reading a critical appraisal of some of the predictable shortcomings of the government’s Transformation Rehabilitation...

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Mike Guilfoyle
5 September 2017
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Doing it the hard way

Whilst reading Eli Sanders' truly compelling and compassionate Edgar-nominated account...
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Mike Guilfoyle
31 July 2017
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A face from the past

I recently read an article on current best practice in the delivery of domestic abuse programmes for men under supervision in the...

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Mike Guilfoyle
3 July 2017
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Acting up

Reading Julia Warrener's lively and accessible critique of Personality Disorder, I was put in mind of my work with Lindsay (not his real name) while I was a Probation Officer. Lindsay's flamboyant...

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Mike Guilfoyle
7 June 2017
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Holding fast to what probation is all about

While reading Richard Posner's insightful perspectives, How Judges Think, on judicial decision-making in the US, I experienced a flashback moment of a salutary episode near the start of...

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 May 2017
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Weighing up compliance

I recently read Rob Canton’s contribution to the realities of probation practice in an excellent collection of essays, Probation and Politics, Academic Reflections from Former Practitioners....

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 March 2017
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Out of sight and out of mind

I recently read Michael Rowe's finely calibrated ethnography, Crossing the Border: Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Worker. It reminded me of my 'messy' professional...
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Mike Guilfoyle
6 February 2017