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Romanian probation system and the effect of semantics in social work
Romanian probation system and the effect of semantics in social work

Author(s): Mihaela TOMITA, Cosmin Goian
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: probation; alternative sanctions; punishment; social reintegration; language; communication;

Summary/Abstract: Institution of probation occurrence was determined, on the one hand, the need to develop systems tailored to the dynamics of judicial crime, and on the other hand, the emergence of new current accounts in criminology, which advocates crime outside the criminal justice system and reflects the essential mutations to the traditional philosophy of punishment and its functions. Probation as an alternative measure, promote social rehabilitation of offenders for which reason, the correct assessment, complete training conducted by the probation counselor, support activity of the court in the individualization of punishment in accordance with the risk posed by criminal and real prospects for social reintegration. Social worker and the probation counselor must have communication skills and understanding appropriate to each case, the language used by him to facilitate communication both with other specialists, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, service providers and beneficiaries of probation, meaning offenders. Constituent particle of the relationship between professional social worker / counselor and the probation client is interpersonal communication and effective communication between them, in the process of solving the problem, is determined by professional jargon which creates barriers that affect communication and the implicit lack of effectiveness of intervention recuperative. Probation and other community sanctions are under the legal nature of a criminal sanction. Through the goals and objectives followed it detaches from the traditional system focused on repression and isolation.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 92-111
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English