How can evidence-based skills and practices reduce re-offending, support desistance, and encourage service user engagement during supervision in criminal justice settings? How can those who work with service users in these settings apply these skills and practices?
This book is the first to bring together international research on skills and practices in probation and youth justice, while exploring the wider contexts that affect their implementation in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to working with diverse groups such as ethnic minority service users, women and young people.
Dr Pamela Ugwudike is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Department of Criminology, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University in Wales, UK. She is also the Director of the Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET) which evaluates criminal justice services to promote diversionary practices rooted in social justice.
Professor Peter Raynor is Research Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University in Wales, UK. He has a track record in conducting impactful offender rehabilitation research. He is also a member of the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advisory Panel for England and Wales, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Dr Jill Annison is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice Studies at Plymouth School of Law, Criminology and Government, Plymouth University, UK. Her research interests include exploring developments in Probation Policy and Practice, and interventions with adult offenders, particularly in relation to gender.