A new chance for rehabilitation: Multi-agency provision and potential under NOMS

Aaron Pycroft*

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity Justice
Subtitle of host publicationIssues for Probation and Criminal Justice
EditorsJane Winstone, Francis Pakes
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781843925781
ISBN (Print)1843921286 pbk
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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