J.F. Klaus. Handbook on probation services: Guidelines for probation practitioners and managers. Rome 1998.

Table of Contents



Background to the project

The Handbook on Probation Services

What is probation?

Emerging trends in probation

Part one
Professional responsibilities

Information to the criminal justice agencies

Pre-sentence stage

Post-sentence/custodial stage

Part two
Management and administration

Organizational leadership

Standards, staff, management and performance measurement

Research and program evaluation

Professional issues of staff

Staff qualifications and recruitment

Personnel standards and practices

Probation staff training and creation of organizational 'knowledge'

Inter-jurisdictional/international technical assistance and co-operation

Information systems and technology

Health and safety: managing risk and stress