Welsh Language, Identity & Probation Practice: The Context For Change

Madoc-Jones, Iolo and Buchanan, Julian (2003) Welsh Language, Identity & Probation Practice: The Context For Change.


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This article draws upon the historical context of the oppression of the Welsh language within the UK, makes links with recent incidents in the public domain, and research on the experiences of Welsh speaking probation staff. The authors argue that linguistically sensitive practice is necessary, not just on the basis of equal opportunities, but also to effectively engage with offenders and protect the public. They then set out the reasons why the National Probation Service (and indeed the wider criminal justice system) must develop a fully bilingual service in Wales. Nine key principles are proposed to bring about a change in policy and practice.

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Additional Information: This is the author's final version of the article before publishing. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Probation Journal Special Edition on Diversity Volume 50, No. 3, in 2003 by SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. © Sage publications 2003. The published article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264550503503004
Keywords: Welsh language, discrimination, probation, offenders, bilingual, crime, justice, equality
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/301

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