offenders

Multi-agency inspection : assessing and managing offenders who present a high risk of serious harm 2009

Report of a joint inspection which scrutinised arrangements for managing offenders whose past offending meant they might pose a serious threat of harm in the future. The report identifies what is working well, what needs to improve and makes recommendations for improvements to the Scottish Government.

Delivering better housing and employment outcomes for offenders on probation (Research report no.610)

Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which explored the extent to which information sharing issues were either hampering or facilitating the frontline delivery of Public Service Agreement 16, designed to promote better housing and employment outcomes for socially excluded groups, for adult offenders under probation supervision in England.

Supported accommodation services for offenders: a research literature review (CJSW briefing paper 11)

Paper investigating the relationship between homelessness and offending and describing supported accommodation services provided by Sacro for offenders in Scotland. It also summarises the principal findings from research on the impact of supported accommodation for offenders and highlights issues for practitioners which come out of the research.

Knife crime : Home Affairs Committee - seventh report

Section of the UK Parliament website holding the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's report on knife crime, it's causes, consequences and what can be done to reduce and prevent it.

Rethinking Crime and Punishment

This site outlines the strategic initiative to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.

National care standards : services for people in criminal justice supported accommodation

Document laying out the minimum standards of service people in criminal justice supported accommodation can expect to receive.

'Institutional sexism' within the criminal justice system (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which a report by the Fawcett Society alleging 'institutional sexism' towards women in the criminal justice system is discussed. Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society, discusses what can be done to improve this situation.

Community sentences project website

The Community Sentences project was set up to investigate and monitor the new Community Order (CO) and the Suspended Sentence Order (SSO) which came into operation in April 2005. The project offers rigorous, objective information and critical analysis about the way the sentences are used, the views of practitioners and the impact on specific groups of offenders.

Towards effective practice in offender supervision

Paper providing an overview of evidence and argument about re-offending and the kinds of offender supervision practices in the community which might be most effective in decreasing it.

Securing employment for offenders with mental health problems : towards a better way

Paper looking at ways to improve the prospects of offenders with mental health problems in the labour market. It is based on a review of published UK and US literature on how best to help offenders into employment.