A study by Probation Officer Andrea Macdonald (left) into the offending characteristics of a cohort of ex-service veterans yielded some important and unexpected results. PQ takes an in-depth look at her findings - and her recommendations for fellow practitioners. Over recent years the Government, academic researchers and criminal justice agencies have all tried to establish how many veterans are in the Criminal Justice System - and then attempt to unravel the reasons why they have ...

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The Probation Institute is inviting proposals for developing a Voluntary Register for Practitioners, ready to be implemented from April 2015. Interested bidders should submit their proposals to admin@probation-institute.org by 31 July 2014. Links Code of Ethics Consultation - http://probation-institute.org/code-ethics-consultation/ Target Operating Model: version 3' (May 2014), Ministry of Justice - see section 6.7 'Professional Standards' - ...

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We have published the first issue of our magazine Probation Quarterly which is being delivered in hard copy to our members. The digital edition is also available to download and view on tablets and desktop PCs from the Members' Networks area of our website. Non-members may download the first nine pages below. You can gain full access to our publications and events by becoming a Member of the Institute for just £40. Join ...

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The institute's first event for members - a workshop to look at how service-user involvement can inform service design and delivery - was a huge success. Around 70 members attended the London workshop to hear from academic researchers and former service users and to share best practice and new approaches. Members were keen to main the momentum generated by the event. The Institute has now launched a dedicated professional network for all those working in service user involvement projects ...

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