A Map, A Compass and A Pair of Good Boots: Probation Practice and the Desistance Journey
Thursday 20th May 2010, commencing at 2.30pm
Cutting Edge / Peak Lecture Theatre, Main Atrium, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University
This lecture aims to examine the ways in which probation practice might best stimulate, sponsor, support and sustain the desistance journey.
It begins with a brief overview of our current knowledge about how that journey is experienced by offenders and ex-offenders, and then drawing on this evidence base it considers the resources (internal and external, formal and informal) that both offenders and practitioners need to make the journey successfully.
Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology & Social Work at the University of Glasgow. Prior to becoming an academic in 1998, Fergus worked for a number of years in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal justice social worker. His research interests and publications have addressed a range of criminal justice issues including sentencing, community sanctions, ex-offender reintegration and youth justice.
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