British Journal of Community Justice

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 3, Winter

An Exploration of Third Party Disclosure and Outcomes in Registered Sex Offenders
Introduction Disclosure is considered to be an important and necessary resource for the effective risk management of sexual offenders. Disclosure, in this context, refers to 'the sharing of specific information about a MAPPA offender with a third...
Annual Youth Justice Statistics Collated by the Youth Justice Board
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) published their annual statistics at the end of January. These look at the English and Welsh Youth Justice System (YJS) in 2013/14 in terms of the number of young people in the system, their offences, outcomes and the...
Dangerous Associations: Joint Enterprise, Gangs and Racism: An Analysis of the Processes of Criminalisation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies produced a Research Findings publication analysing the processes of criminalisation for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, authored by Patrick Williams and Becky Clarke. The report is a collaboration...
Digging into the Data on Crime and Punishment
In a blog post for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay argues that community punishments and prison have something in common: neither of them have a significant impact on crime rates. Using a large dataset on recorded...
Female Prisoners, Aftercare and Release: Residential Provision and Support in Late Nineteenth-Century England
This article examines the release and aftercare of female prisoners in England during the late nineteenth century. Primarily it seeks to illuminate the use of residential provision for women who had been released from both convict and local prisons,...
How Offenders Make Decisions: Evidence of Rationality
Introduction The Rational Choice approach to crime is closely aligned with the dominant ethos of the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales (Jones, 2008). The current UK criminal justice system essentially sees an individual as responsible...
Inside Out: The Role of the Voluntary and Private Sector in Providing Opportunities for Rehabilitation for People on Temporary Release
Clinks and Prison Reform Trust have jointly produced report on Release On Temporary Licence (ROTL), published in January 2016. The report is based on a survey of voluntary and private sector providers of ROTL placements in the community. It finds that...
Offending and Desistance: The Importance of Social Relations
OFFENDING AND DESISTANCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL RELATIONS Beth Weaver (2016). New York: Routledge. pp274 (hbk) 90 [pounds sterling]. ISBN 978-1-138-79972-1 From the "International Series of Desistance and Rehabilitation" which has recently...
Predictors of Engagement with Support Services in a Sample of UK Victims of Violent Crime
Introduction One of the major developments in United Kingdom criminal justice in the last 40 years has been the shift toward the needs of victims as a primary focus (Burrows, 2014), with an escalation of services funded by central government (Spalek,...
Prime Minister's Speech on Prison Reform
On 8th February 2016 David Cameron became the first Prime Minister in over 20 years to make a speech focusing on prison reform. After setting out the need for prisons and punishment, the Prime Minister set out his strong belief that "we must offer...
Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research
RESPONDING TO HATE CRIME: THE CASE FOR CONNECTING POLICY AND RESEARCH Chakraborti, N. and Garland, J. (2014). Bristol: Policy Press. pp224 (hbk) 70 [pounds sterling]. ISBN 978-144730-876-8 This edited collection is a much needed addition to the...
Review of the Youth Justice System: Interim Report of Emerging Findings
In September 2015, the Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, ordered a review of the youth justice system. The review is being undertaken by Charlie Taylor and is due to be published this Summer. Mr Taylor has published an interim report of emerging...
Rhetoric and Reality in Penal Reform
It is remarkable how much excitement a prime minister talking about prison creates in the penal lobby. Claiming 20 years since a PM had spoken on the topic and yet with no recognition that he has been PM for well over five years of that time promises...
Spending Review and Autumn Statement on Prisoner Rehabilitation and the Prison Estate
On 9 November, 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne set out the priorities of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement. Stating that economic security, national security and opportunity are "intrinsically connected" to sound public finances, the Chancellor...
The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice
THE ROUTLEDGE GUIDE TO WORKING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Ester Ragonese, Anne Rees, Jo Ives and Terry Dray (2015). Oxon: Routledge. pp332 (hbk) 90 [pounds sterling]. ISBN 978-0-415-81071-5 A dedicated book on careers and employability in criminal justice...
Understanding Desistance from Sexual Offending: A Thematic Review of Research Findings
Farmer et al. review research findings regarding desistance from sexual offending, about which relatively is known compared to the wider desistance literature. They interviewed 32 individuals, each of whom had at least one conviction for sexual offences...
What Works in Therapeutic Prisons: Evaluating Psychological Change in Dovegate Therapeutic Community
WHAT WORKS IN THERAPEUTIC PRISONS: EVALUATING PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGE IN DOVEGATE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY Brown, J., Miller, S., Northey, S. and O'Neill, D. B. (2014). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp283 (pbk) 26.99 [pounds sterling]....
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