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What Works in Probation and Youth Justice

1st Edition

Edited by Ros Burnett, Colin Roberts


288 pages

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Both probation and youth justice have undergone massive changes in recent years, and continue to face important new challenges. A key emphasis of new developments has been on developing effective evidence-based practice and disseminating this throughout the Probation and Youth Justice services - reviewed in this book.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Roger Hood, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford 1. The emergence and importance of evidence-based practice in probation and youth justice, Ros Burnett and Colin Roberts 2. Evidence-based practice in the National Probation Service, Christine Knott 3. Towards effective practice in the Youth Justice System, Cedric Fullwood and Helen Powell 4. Assessment tools in probation: their development and potential, Simon Merrington 5. Is Asset really an asset? Assessment of young offenders in practice, Kerry Baker 6. Exploring effective educational interventions for young people who offend, Geoff Hayward, Martin Stephenson and Maggie Blyth 7. Probation interventions to address basic skills and employment needs, llona Haslewood- Pocsik and Grainne McMahon 8. Offending behaviour programmes: emerging evidence and implications for practice, Colin Roberts 9. Intensive supervision and surveillance programmes for young offenders: the evidence base so far, Robin Moore 10. One-to-one ways of promoting desistance: in search of an evidence base, Ros Burnett 11. Using community service to encourage inclusive citizenship: evidence from the CS pathfinder, Sue Rex and Loraine Gelsthorpe 12. Opportunity, motivation and change: some findings from research on resettlement, Peter Raynor 13. Pursuing evidence-based inspection, Rod Morgan

About the Author/Editors

Ros Burnett is Reader in Criminology at the University of Oxford.

Colin Roberts is Lecturer in Criminology and Fellow of Green College at the University of Oxford.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology