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    Getting Out and Staying Out: Results of the Prisoner Resettlement Pathfinders (Researching Criminal Justice) (Paperback) By (author) Mike Maguire, By (author) Kirsty Hudson, By (author) Anna Clancy

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    DescriptionShort-term prisoners have exceptionally high reconviction rates, fuelled by major social problems. Growing recognition of this, and of deficiencies in prison-probation coordination, has accelerated 'resettlement' of ex-prisoners up the penal agenda. The 'Resettlement Pathfinders' tested several new partnership-based approaches. This report evaluates three probation-led projects which combined practical assistance with interventions to improve motivation and capacity to change. Their key feature was the delivery of a cognitive-motivational programme ('For - A Change') specially designed for short-termers. The study found this produced significant changes in attitude, as well as greater 'continuity' (voluntary post-release contact between offenders and project staff) than previous approaches. It also found evidence of association between continuity and reduced reconviction. Overall, the findings support resettlement strategies based on fostering and nurturing offenders' motivation to change, facilitating access to services, and 'through the gate' contact with staff or volunteers with whom a relationship has already been built. The research offers findings and insights of practical value to probation and prison officers, as well as staff of other agencies that work with prisoners and ex-prisoners. The report should also be read by penal policy-makers, criminology/criminal justice academics and students, and those engaged in staff training.

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    Getting Out and Staying Out
    Results of the Prisoner Resettlement Pathfinders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Maguire, By (author) Kirsty Hudson, By (author) Anna Clancy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861348173
    ISBN 10: 1861348177

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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC004000
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    LC classification: HV9345.A5 G48 2006
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    Edition statement
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    Policy Press
    Imprint name
    Policy Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2006
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    Author Information
    Anna Clancy is Senior Research Officer in the Community Safety Unit in the National Assembly for Wales. Kirsty Hudson is a Lecturer in Criminology at Cardiff University. Mike Maguire is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cardiff University. Richard Peake is engaged in research at Hull University. Peter Raynor is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University. Maurice Vanstone is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University. Jocelyn Kynch was until recently a Lecturer in Research Methods at Swansea University.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: prisoner resettlement and the pathfinders; The 'for-a change' programme and its delivery; Pre-release interventions: staff and offender perspectives; Post release contact and services; Impact and outcome measures; Organisational and implementation issues; Conclusions.