Community Punishment, European perspectives

Edited by Gwen Robinson and Fergus McNeill In Community Punishment: European perspectives, the authors place punishment in the community under the spotlight by exploring the origins, evolution and adaptations of supervision in 11 European jurisdictions. For most people, punishment in the criminal justice system is synonymous with imprisonment. Yet, both in Europe and in the … Continued

Offending and Desistance

– The significance of social relations – By Beth Weaver In Offending and Desistance, Beth Weaver examines the role of a co-offending peer group in shaping and influencing offending and desistance, focusing on three phases of their criminal careers: onset, persistence and desistance. While there is consensus across the body of desistance research that social … Continued

Electronically monitored punishment

Edited by Mike Nellis (University of Strathclyde, UK), Kristel Beyens (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium) and Dan Kaminski (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) Since the 1980’s. electronic monitoring has been succesfully introduced in a number of countries worldwide. Much of the literature on electronic monitoring has been produced by officials and reasearchers directly involved in the … Continued

Offender release and supervision: The role of Courts and the use of discretion

In some jurisdictions, early release is automatic at a certain point in time; in others, it is discretionarily decided by a court or an executive authority; others still have a mixed system and, increasingly, others opt for mandatory post-release supervision with the hope of better controlling dangerous offenders. In some cases, due process applies and … Continued