Probation in South Korea: a compressed journey to public protection

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In 2009 the South Korean probation and parole service celebrated its 20th year. This short review details the rapid organizational expansion and cultural change within South Korea’s probation and parole service. It highlights how policy transfer and the politicization of crime is currently shaping the work of probation officers into what can be described as a compressed journey into an organization dominated by its public protection remit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-385
Number of pages14
JournalProbation Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


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