Mike Guilfoyle writes of the importance of a probation officer using professional discretion when handling a complex case.
David Faulkner argues that the government needs to adopt a more understanding and respectful approach to expertise, if criminal justice reforms are to improve.
Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, details the need for a bold and unapologetic agenda to bring about real change for women.
Barnardo’s reflection on its first two years at Cedars 'pre-departure accommodation' raises once again the problem of NGOs working to a state agenda, Frances Webber argues.
On 21 May Richard Garside spoke at a 'People's Parliament' event on 'Policing, Prisons and Probation: Current and Future Agendas'. This is a write up of what he said.
Paul Gavin of Kingston University, London, argues that imprisonment for children should be replaced by restorative justice and improved educational provision.
Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, gets his facts on immigation and crime from the ITV drama documentary 'Fraud Squad'.
We know this because he uses an episode broadcast in April 2012 in his full-page 'open letter' advert in today's Daily Telegraph, to back up the claim that '92% of all ATM crime in London is committed by Romanians'.
Rona Epstein, Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University, argues that when it comes to balancing off the human rights of the child and the seriousness of the mother's offence the rights of the child should come first.
Mike Guilfoyle argues that building trusting relationships with service users in probation takes time, effort, commitment and a shared belief in the change process.
In the sixth in a series of posts in advance of this week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr Vicki Sentas of UNSW Australia argues that the war on terror has generated a pattern of extrajudicial killings, rendition and torture.