What Works in Offender Compliance?

What Works in Offender Compliance? : International Perspectives and Evidence-Based Practice


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This comprehensive edited collection draws together the latest international literature on offender compliance during penal supervision and after court orders expire. Outlining emerging developments in compliance research, theory, policy and practice, this book considers a wide range of offenders including women and young people.

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  • Paperback | 365 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 24mm | 579.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 1137019549
  • 9781137019547
  • 549,091

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Melissa Alexander, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA Tim Bateman, University of Bedfordshire, UK Kristel Beyens, Free University of Brussels, Belgium Anthony E. Bottoms, Cambridge University, UK Guy Bourgon, Carleton University, Canada Ben Crewe, University of Cambridge, UK Stef Decoene, Free University Brussels, Belgium Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge, UK Leticia Gutierrez, Carleton University, Canada Laura Hanby, Carleton University, Canada Martine Herzog-Evans, Reims University, France Caleb Lloyd, Carleton University, Canada Christopher T. Lowenkamp, University of Cincinnati, USA Patricia McCulloch, University of Dundee, UK Mike Nellis, University of Strathclyde, UK Charles Robinson, Grambling State University, USA Gwen Robinson, University of Sheffield, UK Ralph Serin, Carleton University, Canada Marianna Shturman, Ottawa Institute of Object Relations Therapy, Canada Paul Sparrow, Wolverhampton University, UK Chris Trotter, Monash University, Australia Maurice Vanstone, Swansea University, UK

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"Pamela Ugwudike and Peter Raynor have assembled a remarkable collection of works spanning theory, research, policy and practice on an issue that anyone who works in the criminal justice system is faced with daily. Offender compliance is perhaps the greatest challenge before for those who deal with offenders whether it is at the therapeutic level or the level of control and the dispensing of criminal justice sanctions. The topics covered are diverse yet thematic bringing to the forefront the recent thinking on compliance with practical suggestions on enhancing offender compliance. This book serves not only as an introduction to the topic but also as an essential reference for years to come." - James Bonta, Director, Corrections Research, Public Safety Canada "This is a high quality collection of essays on key dimensions of current debates about offenders' compliance (or non-compliance) with sentences, especially with Probation supervision. The issue is important not only to theory and practice around rehabilitation, but because of the multiple negative effects of people being sent or returned to prison for breaches of requirements. It is also highly topical as we move into an uncertain era in which large numbers of offenders on community sentences will be supervised by private and third sector providers rather the Probation Service. The book contains original contributions by many of the leading international writers on offender rehabilitation, including Sir Anthony Bottoms, whose writing has been central to the recent growth of interest in compliance. It contains both new theoretical insights and accounts of new empirical work. It also contains welcome chapters on international developments and on compliance by specific groups of offenders, including women and young people. It represents a major contribution to the development and dissemination of thinking and knowledge about offender compliance, and I am very pleased to recommend it." - Professor Mike Maguire, Emeritus Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cardiff University, UK "The book is easily navigable with four sections divided into broadly policy and what is meant by compliance; offender motivation and the relationship between the key agents, practitioner and offender; evidence and developments in offender research and the contextualisation of compliance within a diverse demographic population. The strength of the book is that there are links and connections between and within all of these four strands and the structure of the book encourages the reader to explore these interconnections [...] Practitioners wishing to acquaint themselves with the latest thinking and research outcomes will find plenty on which to reflect." - Euro Vista Journal

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