The backdrop to the following discussion is the creation of the National Offender Management Service. This multi-agency arrangement is the most significant development for the criminal justice sector in recent years. Generally, despite an acknowledgement of the complexities that need to be addressed in establishing NOMS, I am arguing in its favour. It represents a necessary evolution in both a theoretical and a practical sense in the state and civil society's arrangements for punishment and rehabilitation. In particular I am arguing that these arrangements have the potential to rediscover the importance of a common humanity at the heart of an increasingly harsh penal process, via the formal involvement of a wider range of community based organizations.
|Title of host publication||Community Justice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Issues for Probation and Criminal Justice|
|Editors||Jane Winstone, Francis Pakes|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis AS|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||1843921286 pbk|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|