Probation and the tragedy of punishment
This analytical paper investigates the significance and meaning of ‘probation values’ and challenges the enterprise of generating ‘lists’ of values without sufficient regard to the practices they enjoin or rule out. The conceptual link between values and action is thus reaffirmed. The paper also argues that since punishment tries to give effect to so many different objectives and to express many incompatible attitudes, punishment is always likely to occasion frustration and disappointment.
Citation : Canton, Robert (2007) Probation and the tragedy of punishment. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46 (3), pp.236-254.
ISSN : 1468-2311
Research Group : Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice
Research Institute : Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice