Co-producing digitally-enabled courses that promote desistance in prison and probation settings
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to set out an approach to innovation in criminal justice settings that gives service users a “voice” through the co-production of digital content designed for services that promote desistance. The authors describe the benefits and challenges of involving service users in co-creating mediated digital content within a co-production framework. Design/methodology/approach This paper prese nts a new methodology for developing desistance-oriented programmes. The authors draw on a distinctive co-production exe...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

The Life in Custody Study: the quality of prison life in Dutch prison regimes
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The Life in Custody (LIC) Study is a nationwide prospective cohort study examining the quality of prison life in the Netherlands. The purpose of this paper is to describe Dutch prisoners ’ perceptions of prison climate, as well as differences across regimes. Design/methodology/approach The target population of the study consisted of all male and female adult prisoners in the Netherlands who were incarcerated in various regimes in a total of 28 prisons, between January and April 2017. An intensive and personal recruitment strategy was emp...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Ride to die: masculine honour and collective identity in the motorcycle underworld
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the nature and extent of violent practice in the motorcycle underworld. It does this by considering the murder of Gerry Tobin, and then uses the biography of the founding member of the Hell ’s Angels motorcycle club (HAMC) for a critical analysis. The authors are interested in understanding the role of masculine honour and collective identity, and its influences in relation to violence – namely, fatal violence in the motorcycle underworld. The authors argue that motorcycle gangs ar e extreme ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Co-producing digitally-enabled courses that promote desistance in prison and probation settings
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to set out an approach to innovation in criminal justice settings that gives service users a “voice” through the co-production of digital content designed for services that promote desistance. The authors describe the benefits and challenges of involving service users in co-creating mediated digital content within a co-production framework. Design/methodology/approach This paper prese nts a new methodology for developing desistance-oriented programmes. The authors draw on a distinctive co-production exe...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

The Life in Custody Study: the quality of prison life in Dutch prison regimes
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The Life in Custody (LIC) Study is a nationwide prospective cohort study examining the quality of prison life in the Netherlands. The purpose of this paper is to describe Dutch prisoners ’ perceptions of prison climate, as well as differences across regimes. Design/methodology/approach The target population of the study consisted of all male and female adult prisoners in the Netherlands who were incarcerated in various regimes in a total of 28 prisons, between January and April 2017. An intensive and personal recruitment strategy was emp...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Ride to die: masculine honour and collective identity in the motorcycle underworld
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the nature and extent of violent practice in the motorcycle underworld. It does this by considering the murder of Gerry Tobin, and then uses the biography of the founding member of the Hell ’s Angels motorcycle club (HAMC) for a critical analysis. The authors are interested in understanding the role of masculine honour and collective identity, and its influences in relation to violence – namely, fatal violence in the motorcycle underworld. The authors argue that motorcycle gangs ar e extreme ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Treatment of psychopathy: a conceptual and empirical review
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose For decades, psychopathy has been thought to be untreatable. Yet, conceptualisations, and indeed its assessment, have deviated away from viewing the disorder as personality pathology towards a behavioural focus where the core underlying deficits in cognition and affect have been ignored. Interventions have followed suit leading to a premature discounting of the role of therapy in adjusting psychopathic traits. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach The review critically evaluates the conceptual and empirical eviden...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - October 4, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Intimate partner violence: gender issues and the adjudication of homicide and other cases
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of gender in intimate partner violence (IPV) and, based upon the author ’s experience as an expert witness, 25 years of clinical experience working with IPV perpetrators and victims, and a review of the relevant scholarly literature, provide judges, attorneys, mental health professionals and expert court witness suggestions for the adjudication of cases involving IPV in homicide and other cases. Design/methodology/approach The author reviewed the extant general domestic violence research l...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - October 4, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Treatment of psychopathy: a conceptual and empirical review
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose For decades, psychopathy has been thought to be untreatable. Yet, conceptualisations, and indeed its assessment, have deviated away from viewing the disorder as personality pathology towards a behavioural focus where the core underlying deficits in cognition and affect have been ignored. Interventions have followed suit leading to a premature discounting of the role of therapy in adjusting psychopathic traits. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach The review critically evaluates the conceptual and empirical eviden...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - October 4, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Intimate partner violence: gender issues and the adjudication of homicide and other cases
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of gender in intimate partner violence (IPV) and, based upon the author ’s experience as an expert witness, 25 years of clinical experience working with IPV perpetrators and victims, and a review of the relevant scholarly literature, provide judges, attorneys, mental health professionals and expert court witness suggestions for the adjudication of cases involving IPV in homicide and other cases. Design/methodology/approach The author reviewed the extant general domestic violence research l...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - October 4, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Personality disordered offenders ’ experiences of completing social skills treatment
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose Although support exists for the effectiveness of treatment for personality disordered offenders there is limited knowledge about the processes underlying the therapeutic change. The purpose of this paper is to explore the treatment experiences of six male psychopathic offenders who attended a social skills treatment component implemented within a high-secure personality disorder treatment service. Design/methodology/approach Interview transcripts were analysed by the lead researcher (first author) using interpretative phenomenological analysis...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - September 13, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Sexual offender treatment outcomes among psychopathy subtypes
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine sexual offender treatment responses as a function of psychopathy subtype. Design/methodology/approach Measures of sexual violence risk, treatment change and outcome variables were coded retrospectively on a sample of 86 high Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) scoring sexual offenders. Psychopathy subtypes were identified through cluster analysis of PCL-R facet scores. Findings Two subtypes were identified labeled classic and aggressive. They were comparable in their level of risk and need and did not ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - September 6, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Minority threat, community disadvantage and sentencing
This study contributes to a growing body of literature that exami nes the social context of punishments by using several community level measurements of threat and disadvantage, while modeling the two-step sentencing outcome of imprisonment and sentence length. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - July 16, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Encounters between the police and the public: seize the day or practice avoidance?
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 148-160, June 2018. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of encounters on police legitimacy and levels of trust in the police in the Monash Local Government Area in the state of Victoria, Australia. Monash was chosen as it had experienced declining results in the official National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing in relation to police legitimacy and trust. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative case study comprising 18 interviews and six focus groups with community representatives from Monash is employ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Encounters between the police and the public: seize the day or practice avoidance?
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of encounters on police legitimacy and levels of trust in the police in the Monash Local Government Area in the state of Victoria, Australia. Monash was chosen as it had experienced declining results in the official National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing in relation to police legitimacy and trust. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative case study comprising 18 interviews and six focus groups with community representatives from Monash is employed in the paper. Findings W...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Violent women: treatment approaches and psychodynamic considerations
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose Some psychodynamic approaches conceptualise female violence as a communication of experiences too difficult to think about. As practitioners, understanding what may be too painful to be thought about is incredibly important in assessment and treatment of forensic populations. Incorporating psychodynamic concepts such as splitting, transference, projection and counter-transference into formulation can be extremely helpful in understanding and formulating women ’s risk of violence. The purpose of this paper is to introduce how psychodynami...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Kaizen: working responsively with psychopathic traits
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe how Kaizen, an accredited offending behaviour programme designed for high risk and need offenders within Her Majesty ’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), lends itself to responsive delivery with those meeting the criteria for psychopathy. Design/methodology/approach The paper describes how the theoretical rationale and model of change underpinning Kaizen can be applied to those with high levels of psychopa thic traits given the available literature in this area. Findings It is argued that Kaiz...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Persistence in incarcerations: global comparative evidence
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess how incarcerations persist across the world. The focus is on 163 countries for the period 2010-2015. Design/methodology/approach The empirical evidence is based on generalized method of moments. In order to increase room for policy implications, the data set is decomposed into sub-samples based on income levels, religious domination, openness to the sea, regional proximity and legal origins. Findings The following main findings are established. Incarcerations are more persistent in low income, Christian-p...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Integrating religiosity into fraud triangle theory: findings on Malaysian police officers
This study utilizes primary data collected by a questionnaire-based survey on 186 police officials of Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. Data are analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis, and cross-sectional regression. Findings The results derived in the study showed a statistically significant positive relationship between three basic variables of the fraud theory – pressure, opportunity, and rationalization with asset misappropriation. Moreover, this study revealed that religiosity is statistically significantly and negatively correlated to asset misappropriation. Therefore, the higher religiosity...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Persistence in incarcerations: global comparative evidence
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess how incarcerations persist across the world. The focus is on 163 countries for the period 2010-2015. Design/methodology/approach The empirical evidence is based on generalized method of moments. In order to increase room for policy implications, the data set is decomposed into sub-samples based on income levels, religious domination, openness to the sea, regional proximity and legal origins. Findings The following main findings are established. Incarcerations are more persistent in low income, Christian-p...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Integrating religiosity into fraud triangle theory: findings on Malaysian police officers
This study utilizes primary data collected by a questionnaire-based survey on 186 police officials of Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. Data are analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis, and cross-sectional regression. Findings The results derived in the study showed a statistically significant positive relationship between three basic variables of the fraud theory – pressure, opportunity, and rationalization with asset misappropriation. Moreover, this study revealed that religiosity is statistically significantly and negatively correlated to asset misappropriation. Therefore, the higher religiosity...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Examining the functions of prison critical incidents: a preliminary qualitative analysis of public reporting
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the function of crisis incidents in prisons within the UK and USA. The incidents reviewed included riots and hostage incidents, focusing only on information that was available publically. It did not intend to capture official reports not in the public domain. Design/methodology/approach Publically available information on incidents were systematically reviewed. Functional assessment and grounded theory were employed to examine background factors, triggers and maintaining factors. In total, 25 crisis inci...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Researching sensitive topics for the police – insights from the UK
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how practical research can be undertaken into sensitive issues within the criminal justice system having cognisance of the needs of those subject to the research process. Design/methodology/approach A mixed methods design which was complicated due to the subject matter being explored, that of historical reporting of sexual offences. Confidential questionnaires and focus group method utilised, but in constant contact with specialised victim support service to ensure rights of victims understood and int...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Examining the functions of prison critical incidents: a preliminary qualitative analysis of public reporting
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the function of crisis incidents in prisons within the UK and USA. The incidents reviewed included riots and hostage incidents, focusing only on information that was available publically. It did not intend to capture official reports not in the public domain. Design/methodology/approach Publically available information on incidents were systematically reviewed. Functional assessment and grounded theory were employed to examine background factors, triggers and maintaining factors. In total, 25 crisis inci...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Researching sensitive topics for the police – insights from the UK
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how practical research can be undertaken into sensitive issues within the criminal justice system having cognisance of the needs of those subject to the research process. Design/methodology/approach A mixed methods design which was complicated due to the subject matter being explored, that of historical reporting of sexual offences. Confidential questionnaires and focus group method utilised, but in constant contact with specialised victim support service to ensure rights of victims understood and int...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Introduction
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 1-4, March 2018. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

The problems and causes of match-fixing: are legal sports betting regimes to blame?
This study extracts and synthesises (cross-national) materials from policies, media releases and scholarly works on the subject of match-fixing and sports betting. The analysis is framed by the contrasts between rational choice and sociolo gical institutionalist approaches. Findings Match-fixing is typically attributed to: criminal organisations and illegal sports betting; vulnerable individuals; and failure of governance on the part of sports organisations. Each cause holds assumptions of utility-maximising actors and it is argued that due consideration be given to the fundamental risks inherent in legal sports betting re...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Challenging popular representations of child trafficking in football
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 60-72, March 2018. Purpose Reports of human trafficking within the football industry have become a topic of academic, political and media concern. The movement of and trade in aspirant young (male) footballers from West Africa to Europe, and more recently to Asia, dominates these accounts. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This paper provides an overview of scholarship on this topic, with a specific focus on exploring how this form of human trafficking intersects with the broader debates over children ’s ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

In plain sight – examining the harms of professional wrestling as state-corporate crime
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 46-59, March 2018. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore critically the potentially harmful business of professional wrestling in the USA as state-corporate crime. Design/methodology/approach This paper comprises desk-based research of secondary sources. The lack of official data on the harms experienced by professional wrestlers means that much of the data regarding this is derived from quantitative and qualitative accounts from internet sites dedicated to this issue. Findings A major finding is that with regard to the work-related h...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Sexual violence and collegiate athletics: US federal law, adjudication and the media spotlight
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 30-45, March 2018. Purpose In order to understand how collegiate athletics fits within the wider problem of sexual violence on college campuses, the purpose of this paper is to start with an examination of the overall scope of the issue of sexual violence in the USA and the larger culture that produces it. Next, the relevant laws and adjudication of sexual violence operant in American colleges are outlined. Finally, college athletics is placed into this bigger context by highlighting a number of particular cases to illustrate a broader understa...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Amateurism, scientific control, and crime: historical fluctuations in anti-doping discourses in sport
This study contextualizes the recent legalistic turn toward combating doping in sport, bringing greater understanding to the limitations of present anti-doping practices. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Sport exceptionalism and the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 5-17, March 2018. Purpose The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1983, resolves disputes between athletes and national or international sports governing bodies. The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the history and functions of CAS, with a particular focus on the ways in which athletes ’ rights are threatened by the IOC’s Code of Sports-Related Arbitration. Design/methodology/approach The author reviews relevant law literature and media sources. Findings The con...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Introduction
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 1-4, March 2018. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

The problems and causes of match-fixing: are legal sports betting regimes to blame?
This study extracts and synthesises (cross-national) materials from policies, media releases and scholarly works on the subject of match-fixing and sports betting. The analysis is framed by the contrasts between rational choice and sociolo gical institutionalist approaches. Findings Match-fixing is typically attributed to: criminal organisations and illegal sports betting; vulnerable individuals; and failure of governance on the part of sports organisations. Each cause holds assumptions of utility-maximising actors and it is argued that due consideration be given to the fundamental risks inherent in legal sports betting re...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Challenging popular representations of child trafficking in football
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 60-72, March 2018. Purpose Reports of human trafficking within the football industry have become a topic of academic, political and media concern. The movement of and trade in aspirant young (male) footballers from West Africa to Europe, and more recently to Asia, dominates these accounts. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This paper provides an overview of scholarship on this topic, with a specific focus on exploring how this form of human trafficking intersects with the broader debates over children ’s ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

In plain sight – examining the harms of professional wrestling as state-corporate crime
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 46-59, March 2018. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore critically the potentially harmful business of professional wrestling in the USA as state-corporate crime. Design/methodology/approach This paper comprises desk-based research of secondary sources. The lack of official data on the harms experienced by professional wrestlers means that much of the data regarding this is derived from quantitative and qualitative accounts from internet sites dedicated to this issue. Findings A major finding is that with regard to the work-related h...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Sexual violence and collegiate athletics: US federal law, adjudication and the media spotlight
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 30-45, March 2018. Purpose In order to understand how collegiate athletics fits within the wider problem of sexual violence on college campuses, the purpose of this paper is to start with an examination of the overall scope of the issue of sexual violence in the USA and the larger culture that produces it. Next, the relevant laws and adjudication of sexual violence operant in American colleges are outlined. Finally, college athletics is placed into this bigger context by highlighting a number of particular cases to illustrate a broader understa...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Amateurism, scientific control, and crime: historical fluctuations in anti-doping discourses in sport
This study contextualizes the recent legalistic turn toward combating doping in sport, bringing greater understanding to the limitations of present anti-doping practices. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Sport exceptionalism and the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 5-17, March 2018. Purpose The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1983, resolves disputes between athletes and national or international sports governing bodies. The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the history and functions of CAS, with a particular focus on the ways in which athletes ’ rights are threatened by the IOC’s Code of Sports-Related Arbitration. Design/methodology/approach The author reviews relevant law literature and media sources. Findings The con...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

The belief in redeemability – version 2 (BiR-2) scale and its relation to desistance
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 300-312, December 2017. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the relationship between the belief in redeemability – Version 2 (BIR-2) Scale and desistance from crime. It also seeks to explore how patterns of responding on the BIR-2 with offenders compare to previous patterns of responding in the general public. Design/methodology/approach The authors report the results of a study of offenders using the beli ef in redeemability – Version 2 (BiR-2) scale. In total, 180 offenders under the supervision of the Community Correctio...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

US public views toward biosocial risk factors for criminality: a brief report
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 294-299, December 2017. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present preliminary survey data measuring attitudes of members of the US public on the importance, existence, and potential legal use of biological risk factors for criminality. Design/methodology/approach Survey data were collected from an online sample of US public in conjunction with an experiment not included in this report. Findings Data suggest that the public generally agrees that there are certain biological characteristics that make one more likely to exhibit criminality. ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Compassion focussed working in secure forensic care
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 287-293, December 2017. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe practices associated with compassion focussed therapy (CFT) in a secure forensic setting for men with a learning disability and personality disorder. The values of this model for both therapeutic work and the organisation of residential practices in a secure setting are considered. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a conceptual discussion of the use of CFT with an offender population. Findings The paper describes the use of CFT as a framework for working with ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Why corrections? Motivations for becoming a Canadian provincial or territorial correctional officer
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 274-286, December 2017. Purpose The growing prison population and challenges related to recruiting and retaining suitable correctional officers (COs) in Canada provided the impetus for the current study. Recruitment efforts in provinces and territories often rely on a variety of diverse testing, ranging from physical fitness to in-person interviews. However, despite such efforts, turn-over rates remain high and insight into what motivates people to seek a career in correctional work continues to require elucidation. By investigating the career ...
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Deferring felony prosecution: a process evaluation of an innovative Cook County State ’s Attorney’s Office program
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice,Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 261-273, December 2017. Purpose The Cook County State Attorneys ’ Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) is a pre-trial diversionary program that accepts first-time, non-violent defendants charged with a felony crime. The purpose of this paper is to document the development, implementation, and program patterns of the DPP to better understand the program’s scope and reach in diverting defendants from traditional criminal prosecution. Design/methodology/approach The approach to evaluating Cook County’s DPP is primarily qualitative....
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research

Identifying potential offenders on the basis of police records: development and validation of the ProKid risk assessment tool
This study confirms the value of official police records for assessing the risk of future offending for preventive purposes. Originality/value The present study de monstrates the validity of a risk assessment tool based on Dutch police records for both non-offenders and offenders. (Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice - November 23, 2017 Category: Criminology Source Type: research