1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice

    1232 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    1232 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    All the world’s criminal justice systems need to undertake direct work with people who have come into their care or are under their supervision as a result of criminal offences. Typically, this is organized in penal and correctional services – in custody in prisons, or in the community, supervised by services such as probation. Bringing together international experts, this book is the go-to source for students, researchers, and practitioners in criminal justice, looking for a comprehensive and authoritative summary of available knowledge in the field.

    Covering a variety of contexts, settings, needs, and approaches, and drawing on theory and practice, this Companion brings together over 90 entries, offering readers concise and definitive overviews of a range of key contemporary issues on working with offenders. The book is split into thematic sections and includes coverage of:

    • Theories and models for working with offenders
    • Policy contexts of offender supervision and rehabilitation
    • Direct work with offenders
    • Control, surveillance, and practice
    • Resettlement
    • Application to specific groups, including female offenders, young offenders, families, and ethnic minorities
    • Application to specific needs and contexts, such as substance misuse, mental health, violence, and risk assessment
    • Practitioner and offender perspectives
    • The development of an evidence base

    This book is an essential and flexible resource for researchers and practitioners alike and is an authoritative guide for students taking courses on working with offenders, criminal justice policy, probation, prisons, penology, and community corrections.

    1 An Introduction to The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice

    Pamela Ugwudike and Peter Raynor


    2 Conceptualizing Rehabilitation: Four forms, two models, one process and a plethora of challenges

    Fergus McNeill and Hannah Graham

    3 Promoting inclusion and citizenship? Selective reflections on the recent history of the policy and practice of rehabilitation in England and Wales

    Maurice Vanstone

    4 Should there be a right to rehabilitation?

    Rob Canton

    5 Human Rights and Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice

    Christine Morgenstern

    6 Retribution and Rehabilitation: Taking Punishment Seriously in a Humane Society

    David Hayes

    7 Restorative Justice: A different approach to working with offenders and with those whom they have harmed

    Tim Chapman

    8 The Evidence-based Approach to Correctional Rehabilitation: Current status of the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model of Offender Rehabilitation

    Ronen Ziv

    9 An overview of the Good Lives Model: Theory and evidence

    Mayumi Purvis and Tony Ward

    10 Diversifying desistance research

    Fergus McNeill and Hannah Graham

    11 Doing justice to desistance narratives

    Karen Johnson and Shadd Maruna

    12 Therapeutic jurisprudence and rehabilitation

    Martine Herzog-Evans


    13 The ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ agenda in England and Wales: implications of privatisation

    Matthew Millings, Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson

    14 The Rehabilitative Prison: an oxymoron, or an opportunity to radically reform the way we do punishment?

    Yvonne Jewkes and Kate Gooch

    15 Rehabilitation and re-entry in Scandinavia

    Thomas Ugelivik and John Todd

    16 Using technology and digitally enabled approaches to support desistance

    Jason Morris and Hannah Graham

    17 Prisons, personal development and austerity

    Alison Liebling


    Chapter 18 Risk and need assessment: Development, critics and a realist approach

    Peter Raynor

    19 A critical review of risk assessment policy and practice since the 1990s

    Hazel Kemshall

    20 The promises and perils of gender-responsivity: Risk, incarceration, and rehabilitation

    Kelly Struthers Montford and Kelly Hannah-Moffat

    21 Assessing risks and needs in youth justice: key challenges

    Stephen Case and Kevin Haines

    22 Pre-sentence reports: constructing the subject of punishment and rehabilitation

    Niamh Maguire


    23 Examining community supervision officers’ skills and behaviours: A review of strategies for identifying the inner-workings of face-to-face supervision sessions

    Nick Chadwick, Ralph Serin and Caleb Lloyd

    24 Motivational Interviewing: Application to Practice in a Probation Context

    Sheena Norton

    25 Trauma-informed practices with youth in criminal justice settings

    Jill Levenson

    26 Building social capital to encourage desistance: Lessons from a veteran-specific project

    Katherine Albertson and Lauren Hall

    27 Working with veterans and addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Kelli E. Canada

    28 Pro-social Modelling

    Chris Trotter

    29 Core Correctional Practices: The Role of the Working Alliance in Offender Rehabilitation

    Stephen M. Haas, and Jaclyn Smith

    30 Gut Check: Turning Experience into Knowledge

    Heather Toronjo

    31 Applications of Psychotherapy in Statutory Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes: Challenging the Dominance of Cognitive Behavioural Models

    Nicole Renehan

    32 Arts-based interventions in the justice system

    Laura Caulfield and Ella Simpson

    33 The use of sport to promote desistance from crime: lessons from across the prison estate

    Rosie Meek

    34 Violent Offenders: Contemporary issues in Risk Assessment, Treatment and Management

    Philip Birch and Jane L. Ireland

    35 Effective approaches to working with sex offenders

    Tim Warton

    36 ‘Five-minute interventions’ in prison: rehabilitative conversations with offenders

    Charlene Pereria and Phillipa Evans

    37 The benefits of mindfulness-based interventions in the criminal justice system: a review of the evidence

    Katherine M. Auty

    38 Mentoring in the Justice System

    Gillian Buck

    39 The contribution of ex-service users: An Analysis of the Life and Death of a Peer Mentor Employment Rehabilitation Programme

    John Rico

    40 Co-producing outcomes with service users in the penal system

    Trish McCulloch

    41 Victim-focused Work with offenders

    Simon Green


    Chapter 42 Preparing prisoners for release: Current and recurrent challenges

    Mike Maguire and Peter Raynor

    43 Prisoner Reentry in the United States

    John Halushka

    44 Post-release residential supervision

    Keir Irwin Rodgers and Carla Reeves

    45 The Health Needs of People Leaving Prison: A New Horizon to Address

    Craig Cumming

    Chapter 46 Rights, Advocacy, and Transformation

    Cormac Behan

    47 Strengths-Based Reentry and Resettlement

    Thomas P. LeBel

    48 The Role of Third Sector Organisations in Supporting Resettlement and Reintegration

    Alice Mills and Rosie Meek


    49 More Sinned against than Sinning: Women’s pathways into crime and criminalisation

    Gilly Sharpe

    50 What Works with Female Offenders? A UK Perspective

    Loraine Gelsthorpe

    51 Gender-Responsive Approaches for Women in the United States

    Nena Messina, Barbara Bloom, and Stephanie Covington

    52 Women’s experiences of the criminal justice system

    Megan Welsh

    53 Working with Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in the Penal System

    Theo Gavrielides

    54 ‘Race’, Rehabilitation and Offender Management

    Bankole Cole and Paula McLean

    55 Hamlet’s Dilemma: Racialization, agency, and the barriers to black men’s desistance

    Martin Glynn

    56 Applications of risk prediction technologies in criminal justice: The nexus of race and digitised control

    Pamela Ugwudike

    57 Cultural competency in community corrections

    Jessica J. Wyse

    58 Responding to youth offending: historical and current developments in practice

    Tim Bateman

    59 Youth Justice in Wales

    Sue Thomas

    60 ‘Rights-Based’ and ‘Children and Young People First’ Approaches to Youth Justice

    Patricia Gray

    61 Effective supervision of young offenders

    Chris Trotter

    62 Working with young people in prison

    Phillipa Evans and Chris Trotter

    63 Prevention Work with Young People

    Anne Robinson

    64 Realising the potential of community reparation for young offenders

    Nick Pamment

    65 Foreign national prisoners: Precarity and deportability as obstacles to rehabilitation

    Sarah Turnbull and Ines Hasselberg

    66 End of life in prison: challenges for prisons, staff and prisoners

    Marina Richter, Ueli Hostettler, and Irene Marti

    67 Older Prisoners: A Challenge for Correctional Services

    Susan Baidawi

    68 The role of offenders’ family links in offender rehabilitation

    Anna Kotova

    69 The Impact of Imprisonment on Families

    Helen Codd


    70 Approaches to working with young people: encouraging compliance

    Mairead Seymour

    71 Compliance during community-based penal supervision

    Pamela Ugwudike and Jake Phillips

    72 The Impact of adjudications and discipline

    Flora Fitzalan Howard

    73 Electronic monitoring and rehabilitation

    Kristel Beyens and Marijke Roosen

    74 Integrated offender management and rehabilitation for adult offenders in England and Wales

    Anne Worrall and Rob Mawby


    75 Probation worker identities: responding to change and turbulence in community rehabilitation

    Anne Worrall and Rob Mawby

    76 Probation values in England and Wales: can they survive Transforming Rehabilitation?

    John Deering

    77 Probation and Parole - Shaping Principles and Practices in the Early 21st Century: A US Perspective

    Ronald P. Corbett, Jr. and Edward E. Rhine

    78 How practitioners conceptualise quality: A UK Perspective

    Gwen Robinson

    79 The balancing act of probation supervision: The roles and philosophies of probation officers in the evidence-based practice era

    Jill Viglione, Christina Burton and Sherah Basham

    80 Innovations to transform probation supervision: An examination of experiences across eleven US agencies

    Lina Marmolejo, James Byrne, and Faye Taxman


    81 Experiencing community-based supervision: the pains of probation

    Ioan Durnescu

    82 Experiencing Probation: Results from the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Demonstration Field Experiment: US Perspective

    Pamela K. Lattimore and Matthew DeMichele

    83 Pain, Harm and Punishment

    David Hayes


    84 Features of Effective Prison-based Programmes for Reducing Recidivism

    Dominic Pearson

    85 Performance Measure in Community Corrections: Measuring Effective Supervision Practices with Existing Agency Data

    Brandy L. Basko, Karen A. Souza, Brittney Via, Sara Del Principe and Faye S. Taxman

    86 Visual methods and Probation Practice

    Nicola Carr

    87 Evaluating practice: Observation methods

    Kimberly R. Kras, Shannon Magnuson, and Kimberly S. Meyer

    88 Evaluating Women’s Programmes

    Bridget Kerr

    89 Group programmes with offenders

    Emma Palmer

    90 Evaluating Group Programmes: A Question of Design?

    Clive Hollin

    91 The Lost Narrative in Carceral Settings: Evaluative Practices and Methods to Improve Process and Outcomes Within Institutions

    Danielle S. Rudes, Kimberly S. Meyer, and Shannon Magnuson

    92 Probation research, evidence and policy: the British experience

    Peter Raynor


    Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor, Chris Trotter

    "Giving those who offend the opportunity, the resources, and the support to become better people has always seemed the most ethical of penal aims, but in insecure and turbulent times it has invariably been the hardest to defend and sustain. Historically, not all that has been done in rehabilitation’s name has been wise, kind, or effective and it has long needed the sort of critical friends it finds here to ensure that in both theory and practice it is aligned with human rights and goes beyond merely meeting criminogenic needs. Never before have the philosophical, political, and empirical arguments in its favour – and the numerous unresolved tensions in debate about them – been brought together as comprehensibly as they are in this welcome collection. It sets out all the models of good practice and identifies the contexts and cultures in which they are likely to thrive. It faces up squarely to the moral and practical challenges that champions of rehabilitation will always face, including the new technological ones. It makes a better world possible."

    Mike Nellis, Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice, University of Strathclyde, UK 

    "Providing effective rehabilitation is a critically important function of the criminal justice system. Significant advances have been made but are hard won, and require careful attention to matching interventions to needs. At the same time, reforms are often compromised by political considerations and resource constraints. This admirable collection by a range of leading scholars and practitioners provides the reader with an up-to-date map and assessment of contemporary theories and practices to help them navigate this complex area, and understand how to choose or implement effective solutions."

    Dr Stuart Ross, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

    "This collection of essays brings together an impressive group of authors to push forward knowledge and thinking on processes of desistance and rehabilitation."

    Stephen Farrall, Research Professor in Criminology, College of Business, Law and the Social Sciences, University of Derby, UK

    "The history of punishing crime is intimately tied to the concept of rehabilitation – or the process and potential of reforming people who break the law into law-abiding citizens. Across time and place, academics and practitioners have debated if rehabilitation through criminal justice interventions is possible and whether it ought to be one of the core goals of punishment. The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice provides a fresh international and cross-disciplinary look at these questions, considering rehabilitation and desistance from the perspective of researchers, practitioners, and people experiencing criminal justice contact."

    Michelle Phelps, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), USA