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.

The book is written by three authors. Pamela Ugwudike is a senior lecturer in criminology at the School of Law, Swansea University, UK. She is the author of ‘An Introduction to Critical Criminology’. Peter Raynor is professor of criminology at Swansea University and Jill Annison is associate professor of criminal justice studies at Plymouth University.

‘Evidence-based Skills in Criminal Justice’ will be published on the 27th of december 2017, click here if you would like to pre-order it.