Friday 27 March 2020

Plus Ca Change Plus C'est La Meme Chose

Criminals will no longer be called “offenders” by the probation service under a move to “reset” the language and create an “inclusive culture.”
I'd say that it's difficult to 'include' people who are behind bars, but then I remember how few of them are actually locked up!
Instead of being known as an offender, anyone under supervision will be referred to as a “person subject to probation services”.
You have to laugh, or you'd cry...
It will cover both criminals serving community sentences for low-level offences as well as prisoners released on licence to serve the remainder of their sentence in the community.
Mingling petty thieves with murderers.
As part of the reform, the term “Offender Manager” will be replaced with “Probation Practitioner”, while “Offender Management” will become “Sentence Management”.
I have other titles they could use. But, then, this is a family blog.

H/T: Service via Twitter


Anonymous said...

One reader will be confused...permit a soupçon of enlightenment in the vernacular, JuliaM.

Every heap of shit should ultimately play the same useful role in the Earth's nutrient cycle. However, at each stage of chemical and physical change, until final retains the definition 'heap of shit'.

Unless you have opted for cremation, Jaded?

PJH said...

And prisoners will be "restricted freedom practitioners"?

Anonymous said...

Oh the never ending wonders of Newspeak, where would we be without it?

Stonyground said...

Presumably a crime is now going to be referred to as being differently legal.

Unknown said...

I don't know how you are sweetheart but I'm thinking of you. I hope you are getting better. These are really trying times. I just hope it doesn't get any worse. Try to give an update if you can. X

JuliaM said...

"And prisoners will be "restricted freedom practitioners"?"


Bucko said...

" This is a family blog"
Just go ahead and say it Julia. I guarantee you nobody is saying to their kids, "Ok, we'll have tea and then sit down to read Julias blog before bed time"

Let it out, you'll feel better for it :-)