European Journal of Probation

The Editorial Board

Welcome to the first issue of the European Journal of Probation of 2013. This issue is an open one publishing papers from European countries and Austr...[pp:1-2], [Abstract], [PDF]
Clare D. Dwyer
Barriers to Employment and Reintegration for ‘Politically Motivated’ Former Prisoners in Northern Ireland

The prisoner provisions under the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement emphasised the importance of the reintegration and civic inclusion of ‘politica...[pp:3-24], [Abstract], [PDF]
Antoinette M Saliba
The National Police Certificate is a significant barrier to employment for ex-offenders

Little investigation has been undertaken in relation to the impact of an ex-offender’s reception into the community, especially in relation to emp...[pp:25-43], [Abstract], [PDF]
Jill Annison
Change and the Probation Service in England and Wales: A Gendered Lens

The National Probation Service in England and Wales has been buffeted by change in recent years. This has happened at a time when rhetoric has become ...[pp:44-64], [Abstract], [PDF]
Jacqueline Bosker, Cilia Witteman, Jo Hermanns
Do intervention plans meet criteria for effective practice to reduce recidivism? How probation officers forget about social capital and basic needs

The increased use of instruments for assessing risks and needs in probation should lead to intervention plans that meet the criteria for effective p...[pp:65-85], [Abstract], [PDF]

Book review: Healy, Deirdre (2012) The Dynamics of Desistance: Charting Pathways through Change, Abingdon: Routledge.

Desistance, which is defined in the General Editors’ introduction as ‘how and why people stop offending and how they can be more effectively int...[pp:86-89], [Abstract], [PDF]

Book Review: Joanna Shapland, Gwen Robinson and Angela Sorsby. (2011) Restorative Justice In Practice – Evaluating What Works for victims and offenders. London. Routledge

In 2001 a team of researchers based at Sheffield University were appointed to conduct an independent evaluation of the work of three Restorative Jus...[pp:90-92], [Abstract], [PDF]

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