Who’s Watching Who?
We have added a very interesting article to the FREE INFO section our website written by David M. Scott, the former Chief Officer Officer of the London Probation Service. The article was recently published in the Probation Journal – The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice and is entitled: “Who’s Protecting Who?”
However, the article is so good because it raises so many issues that have implications for other areas of work – particularly for those of us who work in the field of personal safety and public protection. Therefore I’d thought I’d take the liberty of sharing David’s article with you. You can download the article by clicking on the link below.
David took over as Chief Officer of London Probation after the ‘Hanson and White’ case which involved the brutal murder of a financier by two offenders on probation and resigned after the ‘Sonnex’ case in which Dano Sonnex, an offender being supervised by London Probation, murdered two French students.
The article has implications not only for the probation service but for many of us who are involved in all levels of public and personal safety – especially when you consider the recent restraint related deaths that we have been blogging and reporting on in our news section on our web-site.
For those of you who are responsible for public protection and personal safety, either as a Chief Officer, Director, Manager or Trainer, know this – When the proverbial s*** hits the fan do not look to our political masters for support. They will be too busy protecting themselves, and will do so even at your expense.
My advice to you. Know your rights. Stand up for what you believe in and if necessary fight to preserve it. That is what David Scott is doing and what every free person must do.
To read and download the full article go to: http://www.nfps.info/FreeInfo