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I am an experienced Offender Manager, working within both the Community and Custody (Public and Private) Working in both a Category B (Local) and Category C establishments.
I have a proven history of quality risk management and rehabilitative support working with adult males over the age of 18.
Within these roles, I have managed a case load of both remand and sentenced prisoners. Managing cases that are assessed as Very High Risk of Serious Harm to Low Risk of Serious Harm. As part of my role within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, I case managed a number of complex cases of individuals who had diagnosed Mental Health difficulties or presented as showing symptoms of disorder. I also specialised and managed males convicted of sexual offending.
As part of this I completed the additional training to complete structured interventions such as the New Me MOT toolkit to enhance the treatment completed as part of interventions. I am also trained to complete OASys assessments, and have been signed off as being a competent assessor, along with also being trained to complete SARA assessments on individuals convicted of domestic abuse or individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse.
Within my role, I held additional duties such as being the single point of contact for the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. This led me to further develop my theoretical knowledge and practice, to meet the needs of the prisoner, whilst also supporting and encouraging a trauma informed approach to management.
Due to the nature of these role, I have undertaken specific training during my employment. I have however, got a strong academic background. I am currently completing a Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Portsmouth, researching 'the Normalisation of Violence amongst Prison Staff.'
I have previously completed a MSc in Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in the links between Personality Disorder and Male Violent and Sexual Offending. Prior to this I achieved a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wolverhampton in which I specialised in the Effects of Imprisonment on Males.
- Criminal Justice
- Male Offending Behaviour
- Violent Offending
- Mental Health and Criminal Justice
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
2023 → 2029
Master of Science, Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice
2019 → 2021
BA (Hons), Criminology and Criminal Justice
2016 → 2019
Associate Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Bath Spa University
20 Nov 2023 → …
Probation Service Officer , Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
22 May 2023 → …
Prison Offender Manager, G4S Care and Justice Services
1 Aug 2022 → 21 May 2023
Prison Offender Manager, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
1 Jul 2021 → 1 Aug 2022
Sessional Approved Premises Residential Worker, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
1 Jun 2021 → …
Approved Premises Residential Worker, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
1 Mar 2020 → 1 Jul 2022
- H Social Sciences (General)
- Criminal Justice
- Offending Behaviour
- Mental Health
- Social resilience
To what extent have the myths surrounding personality disorders, influenced public perception of male violent and sexual offendingAuthor: Bushell, A. S., 13 Sept 2021
Supervisor: Collie, C. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Master's ThesisFile
Ashley Stephen Bushell (Member)1 Oct 2023
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee or panel