How was your day? : exploring a day in the life of probation workers across Europe using practice diaries

ROKKAN, Tore, PHILLIPS, Jake, LULEI, Martin, POLENDA, Sorina and KENSEY, Annie (2015). How was your day? : exploring a day in the life of probation workers across Europe using practice diaries. European Journal of Probation, 7 (3), 201-217.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a reflection upon the preliminary analysis of diary research conducted during the period 2014-2015 in five European countries (England and Wales, France, Norway, Romania and Slovakia). The authors gathered and analysed data from a pilot project which used semi-structured diaries to generate data on probation workers’ daily lives with a view to understanding ‘a day in the life’ of probation officers across jurisdictions. The findings open up questions in relation to diary research in probation practice (diary format, follow-up interview etc.) and we use this article to discuss the relative advantages and benefits of using diary research in this area. We conclude with the argument that diaries as a method of social research hold considerable potential for conducting research in the context of probation but acknowledge that the method we employed requires some development and greater clarification in terms of the aims of the research.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2066220315610242
    Page Range: 201-217
    Depositing User: Jake Phillips
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 11:53
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 15:04
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10910

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