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Evidence-Based Skills in Criminal Justice: International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance

Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor, and Jill Annison


This book explores how evidence-based skills and practices can reduce re-offending, support desistance, and encourage service user engagement during supervision in criminal justice settings; and how those who work with service users in these settings could apply these skills and practices to their work. This book is the first to bring together international research on skills and practices in probation and youth justice, while exploring the wider contexts that affect their implementation in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to ... More

Keywords: Criminal justice, Rehabilitation, Desistance, Probation, Offending, Rehabilitation, offender rehabilitation, Youth Justice, Evidence, Evaluation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447332961
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela Ugwudike, editor
University of Southampton

Peter Raynor, editor
Swansea University

Jill Annison, editor
Plymouth University

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Part 1: Contextualising practice: key theoretical, organisational and policy developments

One Introduction: Effective practice skills: new directions in research

Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor and Jill Annison

Part 2: International research on evidence‑based skills

Part 3: Evidence-based practice with diverse groups

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

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