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Never stop listening

Whilst reading Philip Whitehead's scholarly analysis, Transforming probation. Social theories and the criminal justice system, of the 'injudicious' politics of modernisation in probation...

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Mike Guilfoyle
4 January 2017
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The double standards in probation

This month, my reflection is a departure from my regular offender-based narratives, because after reading Michael W Clune's gripping...

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 November 2016
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Probation reforms are sabotaging rehabilitation

The government's reforms of probation in England and Wales appear to be sabotaging, rather than transforming, the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners, our Director Richard Garside says today.

Richard was reacting to...

4 October 2016
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A day in the life of a probation officer

There was an immediate emotional resonance for me, albeit with a culturally distinctive tone, after reading Caroline O'Nolan's sociologically insightful...

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 August 2016
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What a normal life might be?

I recently read Paul Renn's authoritative overview which includes a chapter on forensic practice whilst he ...

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Mike Guilfoyle
9 May 2016