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

Pervasive Punishment: Making Sense of Mass Supervision

On the 16th of November 2018, Fergus McNeill, Professor in Criminology and Social Work at the University  of Glasgow and CEP Boardmember, published his new book ‘Pervasive Punishment: Making Sense of Mass Supervision’. Despite its dramatic proliferation and diversification in recent decades, supervisory forms of punishment in the community (like probation, parole and unpaid work) … Continued

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making is a book written by researchers Wim Bernasco, Jean-Louis van Gelder and Henk Elffers. It provides reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory. The book does not only include information about the decision to get involved in criminal behaviour, … Continued

Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe

The book ‘Enforcement of Offender Supervision’  by Niamh MaGuire and Miranda Boone provides a comparative analysis of the process of breach across ten different European jurisdictions. The book focused on the breach processes that follow non-compliance with a community sanction or measure and non-compliance with conditional early release from prison. It is informed by the … Continued

Why punish? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment

This article is written by Rob Canton. Why punish? is an attempt to show the value of combining the insights of social sciences with those of philosophy in trying to understand punishment. Subtitled An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment, the book takes no particular philosophical position but is guided by a definition from the … Continued

Evidence-based Skills in Criminal Justice

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 … Continued

Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison

This book, written by Ioan Durnescu and Ruth Armstrong, provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison. For over 100 years people leaving prison have been supervised by probation services, but little has been written about how those who are supervised experience this process, or how this process … Continued