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

Prison: a breeding ground for radicalisation and violent extremism?

What measures can prison authorities take to detect radicalisation in prison? How should prison staff be selected? How should they be trained to evaluate and manage the risks without abandoning high ethical standards? What role can religious representatives, psychologists, friends and family play? The appalling images of recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the rest … Continued

Mutual Trust under Pressure, the Transferring of Sentenced Persons in the EU

Transfer of Judgments of Conviction in the European Union and the Respect for Individual’s Fundamental Rights This book addresses the question of how, in the post-trial context, respect for fundamental rights affects mutual recognition and mutual trust in EU criminal law. It is the final outcome of research jointly funded by the European Commission and … Continued

Reimagining Rehabilitation: Beyond the Individual

‘Reimagining Rehabilitation: Beyond the Individual’ is published in June 2018 and written by Lol Burke, Steve Collett and Fergus McNeill. This book aims to make the case for and provide some of the resources necessary to reimagine rehabilitation for twenty-first-century criminal justice. Outlining an approach to rehabilitation which takes into account wider democratic processes, political structures … Continued