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Animation videos: a new way of communicating with probation clients in Belgium

Finding the best way to communicate with your clients through communication materials can be very challenging. Two years ago, the communication department of the DG Houses of Justice (Wallonia-Brussels Federation) have started reviewing the communication materials that are given to the probationers, referred to as “justiciables”, at the beginning of their probation period. The aim […]

Cyber-offenders versus traditional offenders

An article by Dr. Marleen Weulen Kranenbarg Cybercrimes, especially cyber-dependent crimes (like hacking, web defacement, and malware), challenge the way we traditionally explain and prevent offending. The anonymous digital context in which these crimes take place may have changed, for example, situations in which opportunities for committing crime occur, skills and personality characteristics needed to commit […]

ICPA is looking for contributions to their Advancing Corrections Journal!

ICPA is looking for European contributions to their semi-annual Advancing Corrections Journal. The theme of the 7th edition is “Giving Focus to Community Corrections: Learning from and with our Stakeholders”. Articles need to be submitted before the 15th of February 2019.  For this edition, ICPA welcomes both evidence and practice-informed discussions of how the various benefits […]

SPECTO Conference 2018 presentations now available!

On the 13th and 14th of September 2018, CEP and the West University of Timisoara organised the 7th edition of International Conference, SPECTO. The conference was held in Timisoara, Romania. The theme of the conference was “Multidisciplinary Perspectives in the Quasi-Coercive Treatment of Offenders”   The conference was opened by Prof. Dr. Marilen Gabriel Pirtea, […]

Beyond Surrender: Fair Trials puts human rights on the agenda of the European Arrest Warrant

This article is written by Ralph Bunch, Regional Director Europe of Fair Trials. Fair Trials highlights the urgent need for pre-trial detention reform in order to address human rights concerns in the operation of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and ensure implementation of the European Supervision Order (ESO). In June 2018, Fair Trials released it’s latest […]

The International Desk of the Dutch Probation Service: What we do and how we work

This article is written by Gisella Conrad, she has been working for the International Desk of the Dutch Probation Service since April 2016. The International Desk was founded in 2012. We perform executive, coordinating and advisory work regarding the transfers of probation measures within the European Union. It was anticipated that the amount of transfer […]

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