Antonio SANDU


The purpose of this article is to highlight the perspective of the probation counsellors from N.-E.Romaniaon the nature and particularities of their relationship with the supervised persons. In order to conduct such an analysis, we used data collected from 12 interviews with the probation counsellors in the aforementioned region. The data was interpreted using the Grounded Theory inductive methodology. Among the most important results, there is the fact that the pro­fessionals define a dual nature of the relationship: supervision and counselling doubled by support.


Scopul propus în acest articol este de a evidenţia perspectiva consilierilor de probaţiune din regiunea de N-E a României referitoare la natura şi particularităţile relaţiei pe care aceştia o au cu persoanele aflate în supraveghere. Pentru realizarea acestei analize au fost utilizate date obţinute pe baza a 12 interviuri cu consilieri de probaţiune din regiunea menţionată. Interpretarea datelor s-a realizat prin intermediul metodologiei inductive Grounded Theory. Printre rezultatele cele mai importante considerăm faptul că profesioniştii îşi definesc o natură duală a relaţiei cu persoanele supravegheate: supraveghere şi consiliere dublată de susţinere şi suport.


probation counsellor, probation service, relationship, empathy, professionalism.

Full Text:



LUPAŞCU, D. Noul Cod penal: legislaţie consolidată, din 10 februarie 2014 [New Penal Code: consolidated legislation, from February 2014]. Bucureşti: Universul Juridic, 2014a. 313 p. ISBN 978-606-673-275-8

LUPAŞCU, D. Noul Cod de procedură penală: legislaţie consolidată, din 10 februarie 2014 [New Code of Penal Procedure: consolidated legislation, from February 10, 2014]. Bucureşti: Universul Juridic, 2014b. 712 p.

ISBN 978-606-673-295-6

Law No. 252 from July 19, 2013, on organizing and functioning of the probation system. Issuer: Romanian Parliament. In: Official Gazzette no.512 from August 14, 2013.

SHAPLAND, J. ş.a. The quality of probation supervision – A literature review: summary of key messages, 2012 [Accesat: 31.10.2016] Disponibil: 217435/quality-of-probation-supervision.pdf

CAMPBELL, D., KINSELLA, K., COLDICOTT, T. Systemic Work with Organizations. A New Model for Managers and Change Agents. London: Karnak Books, 1994. 216 p. ISBN 1-85575-100-3

GERGEN, K.J. Social Construction in Context. London: Sage Publishing Inc., 2001. 240 p. ISBN 0-7619-6545-9

SANDU, A. Social Construction of Reality as communicative Action. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. 174 p. ISBN 978-1-4438-8876-9

GOULDING, C. Grounded Theory: some reflections on paradigm, procedures and misconceptions. In: Working Paper Series. Wolverhampton Business School, 1999. WP006/99. ISSN 1363-6839

CORBIN, J.M., STRAUSS, A. Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing Grounded Theory (third edition). London: Sage Publications Inc., 2008. 400 p. ISBN: 978-1412906449

CRESWELL, J.W. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions (second edition). California: Sage Publication Inc., 2007. 416 p. ISBN 978-1412916073

ADAM, S. Profesia de cadru didactic între reprezentare socială şi vocaţie individuală [The teaching profession, between social representation and individual vocation]. În: Revista de Cercetare în Ştiinţe ale Educaţiei, Sociologia educaţiei. November 2009. ISSN: 1454-7678

MANCHAK, S.M., KENNEALY, P.J., SKEEM, J.L. Officer-Offender Relationship Quality Matters: Supervision Process as Evidence-Based Practice. In: Perspectives (American Probation and Parole Association), 2014, no.38(2), p.57-70. ISSN 0821-1507


  • There are currently no refbacks.