CALL FOR PAPERS: The future of Probation post 2020 - special issue
We are welcoming research articles and thought pieces from policy makers, practitioners, academics and researchers with their reflections on the future of probation post 2020. The part-privatisation of probation in England and Wales under Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) in 2014 has come full circle with the re-publicisation of probation announced in June 2020.
This special issue is dedicated to the late Paul Senior who co-founded our journal in 2002. Paul was a lifelong passionate advocate for probation as a practitioner, policy commentator, trainer and academic. The last issue that he edited in 2016 was on the theme of “Imagining Probation in 2020: hopes, fears and insights”.
We are interested in learning what we can from the years of TR because not to do so would be remiss – but we are equally keen to hear about probation developments that have occurred in other countries.
We encourage submissions from early career researchers and from international colleagues in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom. There is much that we can all learn from how probation is developing in different policy and practice contexts.
We suggest that a good (but not exclusive) starting point for these new papers may be in responding to the ideas expressed in the
2016 special issue.
Further information about this call can be
If you would like to submit a paper or discuss an idea for a paper please contact us at