Evidence-based Skills in Criminal Justice

International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance

Edited by Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor, and Jill Annison

Evidence-based Skills in Criminal Justice

Edited by Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor, and Jill Annison

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447332961 Published April 2018 For sale in North and South America only
This book brings together emerging international research on how specific, evidence-based practice and skills in criminal justice can lead to positive outcomes, such as desistance from crime, reduced reoffending, and active service-user engagement. Contributors address skills and practices that can be applied across a range of criminal justice settings—particularly in probation, youth justice, and private sector settings—while exploring the organizational and wider policy contexts that might affect their implementation and efficacy. Uniquely global in its scope, this book is of particular relevance to the larger push to transform the nature of criminal rehabilitation.
Contents
List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors

Part 1: Contextualising practice: key theoretical, organizational and policy developments
one – Introduction: Effective practice skills: new directions in research
Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor and Jill Annison

two – The effective practice of staff development in England and Wales: learning from history and contemporary research
Maurice Vanstone

three – The search for impact in British probation: from programmes to skills and implementation
Peter Raynor

four – Is constructive practice still possible in a competitive environment? Findings from a case study of a community rehabilitation company in England and Wales
Lol Burke, Matthew Millings and Gwen Robinson

five – Implementation uptake: organisational factors affecting evidence-based reform in community corrections in the United States
Danielle S. Rudes, Kimberly R. Kras, Kimberly S. Meyer and Shannon Magnuson

Part 2: International research on evidence-based skills
six – The Risk-Need-Responsivity model: evidence diversity and integrative theory
Martine Herzog-Evans

seven – Professional practices and skills in first interviews: a comparative perspective on probation practice in Spain and Belgium
Ester Blay and Johan Boxstaens

eight – Distance-related skills in Romanian probation contexts
Ioan Durnescu

nine – From evidence-informed to evidence-based: the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision
James Bonta, Guy Bourgon and Tanya Rugge

ten – Promoting quality in probation supervision and policy transfer: evaluating the SEED programme in Romania and England
Angela Sorsby, Joanna Shapland and Ioan Durnescu

eleven – Supervision face-to-face contacts: the emergence of an intervention
Heather Toronjo and Faye S. Taxman

twelve – Understanding emotions as effective practice in English probation: the performance of emotional labour in building relationships
Andrew Fowler, Jake Phillips and Chalen Westaby

thirteen – Staff supervision in youth justice and its relationship to skill development: findings from Australia
Charlene Pereira and Chris Trotter

Part 3: Evidence-based practice with diverse groups
fourteen – Evidence-based skills in Welsh youth justice settings
Pamela Ugwudike and Gemma Morgan

fifteen – The impact of training and coaching on the development of practice skills in youth justice: findings from Australia
Chris Trotter

sixteen – Can the recruitment of ex-offenders enhance offender engagement? An assessment of the London Probation Trust’s engagement worker role
Nigel Hosking and John Rico

seventeen – Collaborative family work in youth practice
Chris Trotter

eighteen – Resisting effective approaches for BAME offenders in England and Wales: the triumph of inertia
Patrick Williams and Pauline Durrance

nineteen – The ambiguity of therapeutic justice and women offenders in England and Wales
Jill Annison, Tim Auburn, Daniel Gilling and Gisella Hanley Santos

twenty – Conclusion
Pamela Ugwudike, Jill Annison and Peter Raynor

Index
 
 
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