The role of language in probation: a creative conversation

PHILLIPS, Jake and BOWER, Rachel (2023). The role of language in probation: a creative conversation. Probation Journal: the journal of community and criminal justice, 70 (4), 406-417.

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This discussion piece emerged out of a conversation about the words we use to describe people who are engaged in and by the criminal justice system. It is underpinned by our belief that language, including the ways we describe people, has important effects in the world. The piece consists of two parts: a brief critical introduction, and a creative dialogue which reflects upon ten key words that have been used to describe people on probation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1602 Criminology; 4402 Criminology
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Page Range: 406-417
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 13:40
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 12:30

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