Aaron Pycroft, Suzie Clift

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Substance misuse (including alcohol) and mental health problems constitute a significant proportion of the work carried out in the criminal justice system. Approaches to these often intractable problems have seen the rise of a dominant risk paradigm concerned with public protection and the use of coercion through court orders to access treatment. This original and valuable book considers notions of risk and rehabilitation in detail within the practice of those court orders, whilst contextualising them within a wider comparative literature and research base. The efficacy of these approaches, practice issues and innovations including for example therapeutic jurisprudence are analysed. Risk and Rehabilitation also includes discussions of the implications for partnership working and the importance of reconfiguring the nature of rehabilitative relationships. This is a timely book as probation practice in the UK and elsewhere moves into a post 'what works' era, providing opportunities to review the evidence base for effective interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and Rehabilitation
Subtitle of host publicationManagement and Treatment of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Problems in the Criminal Justice System
EditorsAaron Pycroft, Suzie Clift
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781447300229
ISBN (Print)9781447300205, 9781447300212
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2012


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