Probation, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

This collection of research and evaluation explores issues in mental health and probation across the globe. The volume offers insight into a wide range of interrelated topics that address the mental health and mental health needs of those under probation supervision. The chapters embrace a range of diverse mental health concerns. The underpinning assumption is … Continued


This book explores the concept of punishment: its meaning and significance, not least to those subject to it; its social, political and emotional contexts; its role in the criminal justice system; and the difficulties of bringing punishment to an end. It explores how levels of criminal punishment could and should be reduced, without compromising moral … Continued

Restorative Justice from a childrens rights perspective

By the editors Annemieke Wolthuis and Tim Chapman This book addresses the relationship between restorative justice and children’s rights, an issue of increasing relevance to restorative justice theory and practice that has thus far received relatively little attention. Readers will find useful reviews of international human rights documents and of legislation, policy and practices in … Continued

Professionalism in Probation: Making Sense of Marketisation

This book explores probation staff understandings of professionalism in the aftermath of the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) reforms to services in England and Wales. Drawing on the sociology of the professions, this book offers an original and timely contribution to the criminal justice literature, examining the ways in which professionalism in probation has been reshaped and renegotiated in … Continued

Cybercrime in Context: The human factor in victimization, offending, and policing

This book is about the human factor in cybercrime: its offenders, victims, and parties involved in tackling cybercrime. It takes a diverse international perspective of the response to and prevention of cybercrime by seeking to understand not just the technological, but the human decision-making involved. This edited volume represents the state of the art of … Continued

Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society

McCartan, K. (Ed), Weaver, B. (Ed) Risk is a major contemporary issue which has widespread implications for theory, policy, governance, public protection, professional practice and societal understandings of crime and criminal justice. The potential harm associated with risk can lead to uncertainty, fear and conflict as well as disproportionate, ineffective and ill-judged state responses to … Continued

Core Correctional Skills

This manual explores: … the most important competencies in offender rehabilitation: relationship skills, pro-social modelling, problem solving, motivational interviewing and cognitive restructuring. Each skill is described from both a theoretical and a practical perspective and is developed through different exercises, reflection points, practice tips, scales and questionnaires. Readers are also advised on further reading or … Continued

Sentencing: A Social Process. Re-thinking Research & Policy

This book asks how we should make sense of sentencing when, despite huge efforts world-wide to analyse, critique and reform it, it remains an enigma.  Sentencing: A Social Process reveals how both research and policy-thinking about sentencing are confined by a paradigm that presumes autonomous individualism, projecting an artificial image of sentencing practices and policy potential. … Continued

Prisoner Resettlement in Europe

This book is written by Frieder Dünkel (Professor Emeritus at the Department of Criminology at the University of Greifswald, Germany), Ineke Pruin (Assistant Professor at the Department for Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Bern, Switzerland), Anette Storgaard (Professor of Criminology and Penology at the Law Department at the University of Aarhus, Denmark) … Continued