About the product
Despite the fact that imprisonment is still considered the most appropriate sentence for a number of crimes and offenders, experiences in countries in which probation is an option have demonstrated that it is far less costly and far more humane than imprisonment. This publication is the result of the first International Training Workshop on Probation held in Valletta, Malta, in July 1997. Focusing on both strategic as well as practical issues, Promoting Probation Internationally presents a dual collection of papers presented by experts in the field of criminology and working group reports in which the participants shared policy, practice and experiences from their countries. The areas of discussion include: international trends in non-custodial sanctions; developments in probation: an international perspective; what works in corrections: a blueprint for action; developing a probation capability; and leadership in the management of the criminal justice system. A section of the publication is dedicated to a discussion on international co-operation in probation. Included in the annex is the Needs/Risk Assessment Record, a set of five forms for probation services' assessment and review records.