SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Wells, T., Colbert, S., & Slate, R. N. (2006). Gender matters: Differences in state probation officer stressJournal of Contemporary Criminal Justice22(1), 63-79. DOI: 10.1177/1043986205285381

Article 2: Parsonage, W. and Bushey, C. (1987) The victimization of probation and parole workers in the line of duty: an exploratory studyCriminal Justice Policy Review 2(4) 372-391. DOI: 10.1177/088740348700200405

  1. Discuss the legislative proposals mentioned in the article.
  2. Discuss the differences in victimization between male and female officers.
  3. In what way does the article suggest that victimization can be prevented, and how do officers cope with victimization?

Article 3: Deering, J. (2010) Attitudes and beliefs of trainee probation officers: A “new breed”? Probation Journal 57(1) 9-26. DOI: 10.1177/0264550509354671

  1. What values and beliefs did the respondents consider necessary for a probation officer? Do you agree or disagree and why.
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the view of the respondents on the cause of most crime?
  3. What is the general and consistent message from the respondents as to why they joined toe probation service?