This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents Denis Braken talking about health inequality and Canada's Aboriginal people, foetal alcohol syndrome and the criminal justice system.
This resource introduces an interactive pathway through the criminal justice system and along the way highlights key professionals, their roles and responsibilities and key resources and services available.
This site provides information about crime, what causes it and how it is dealt with. Features include a Crime and Justice page, Topic of the Month, Get The Facts, a Photo-Gallery, a dictionary as well as a quiz and discussion forum.
Report describing the obstacles to court diversion schemes for offenders with mental health problems in England and Wales and arguing that early and more structured interventions by the health care and justice systems would improve care and reduce the cost of crime. It identifies examples of good practice in this area in England and Wales and points to the potential of a new model in mental health courts.
This site provides access to the text of Home Office Findings 222 which was published in February 2004. It presents the findings of a survey of race and parole which analysed 6,208 decisions made by the Parole Board between 1999-2000. Topics considered include: whether there is evidence of institutional racial discrimination in parole decision making.
Report highlighting the part which sentencing has played in the increase in the prison population in Scotland and identifying factors which may discourage sentencers from using custody and encourage them to make use of alternatives to custodial sentences.
Document setting out the UK Government's approach to tackling violence against women and girls. It is an approach which moves beyond just the criminal justice system and includes roles for all relevant public sector organisations such as central government departments, local government and the voluntary sector.
The aim of this multimedia learning object is to familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.
Statistical bulletin that presents national level information on activity relating to community penalties in Scotland, derived from Local Authority Social Work management information systems. It provides information on various aspects of criminal justice social work such as Social Enquiry Reports (SERs), Community Service Orders (CSOs) and Probation Orders (POs).
The report provides good quality objective information about the way community sentences are used, key facts and figures relating to trends in their use, and information about the multiple needs of adult offenders serving community sentences. It is a vital resource for anybody interested in alternatives to custody. The report is part of the Community Sentences project of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which was set up to investigate and monitor the Community Order and Suspended Sentence Order introduced in the Criminal Justice Act 2003.