There is a clear lack of media representation with regard to probation worldwide, whether this involves newspapers, television or films; the probation service, probation work and probation staff are notable by their absence - and especially when compared to the police, courts or prisons. Using, as a benchmark, Chibnall's eight 'professional imperatives which act as implicit guides to the construction of new stories' and the reappraised and reformulated imperatives of Chibnall by Jewkes, this paper examines the contemporary probation-media relationship. The findings will be discussed in a comparative perspective (Belgium versus England and Wales) and in relation to the wider context of increasing punitiveness as well as recent organisational changes.
|Title of host publication||Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, 10-13 September 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 2014|
|Event||14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Eurocrim - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 10 Sep 2014 → 13 Sep 2014
|Conference||14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Eurocrim|
|Period||10/09/14 → 13/09/14|