Book review: Pycroft, A. and Gough, D. (eds) (2010), Multi-agency working in criminal justice: control and care in contemporary correctional practice. Bristol. Policy Press.

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  • Laura Nettleingham (Senior Researcher, HM Inspectorate of Prisons Email: laura.nettleingham@hmiprisons.gsi.gov.uk )

The book charts the developments of multi-agency working in the Criminal Justice system. It presents some of the key issues and challenges of multi agency working, whilst considering the wider and ever changing political landscape.

The book is well structured and strikes a good balance between theoretical, policy, legislative, and practitioner perspectives. Each chapter builds on emerging themes and gives a unique and detailed perspective of the challenges facing particular service users in the criminal justice system.

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