The Criminal Justice Bill 2002: The Future Role and Workload of the National Probation Service

Published 13/03/2002
Type Article
Author(s) Rod Morgan, Andy Smith
Corresponding Authors Rod Morgan and Andy Smith, HM Inspectorate of Probation

This article aims to do two things. First, to identify which elements of the Criminal Justice Bill (2002) seem likely significantly to affect the role and workload of the National Probation Service (NPS) in the short to medium term. Secondly, to identify what other policy initiatives might also exert an influence, and to what extent. The exercise will necessarily involve a good deal of speculation: predicting the future is partly a matter of modelling and projection, but mostly a question of political choice. We will indicate the options we think should ideally be chosen.