Reimagining Rehabilitation: Beyond the Individual

Reimagining Rehabilitation: Beyond the Individual


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Although a significant body of empirical literature advocates approaches, values and skills supporting desistance from crime, this is somewhat undermined by contemporary criminal justice polices that seek to commodify individuals to meet the demands made on practitioners and organisations reflecting the exigencies of the market. This book outlines an approach to the rehabilitation of adult offenders which takes into account the wider democratic processes, political structures and mechanisms of resource allocation within which current modes of service delivery are taking place within in England & Wales and beyond.

Moving beyond a critique of neoliberalism, this book aims to re-imagine rehabilitation within the context of social action. It draws on a range of contemporary topics such as professional ethics and standards, the politics of criminal justice, crime and the role of inequality and social democracy, the impact of policy on local communities, offenders with complex needs, public engagement with rehabilitation and the role of technology in offender supervision. It is essential reading for students and scholars alike, particularly those engaged with criminal justice policy, probation and offender rehabilitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138233188
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/23/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lol Burke is Professor in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moore’s University and specialises in the areas of probation research, policy and practice. He has a particular interest in the way that occupational culture acts out in probation settings and resettlement provision for released prisoners. As a former probation practitioner, he has considerable experience working in both community and custodial settings.

Steve Collett worked for three North West probation areas across four decades, retiring from the Cheshire Probation Trust in December 2010 after ten years as its chief officer. He is an Honorary Fellow within the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at Liverpool University, an Honorary Reader in Criminology within the School of Law at Manchester University, and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.

Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow where he works in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and in Sociology. 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.

Table of Contents

1. What’s wrong with contemporary rehabilitation: why do we need to change it?, 2. Reimaging social support and control: current realities, dystopian futures?, 3. Reimagining the rehabilitative journey: personal rehabilitation, 4. Reimagining the legal and sentencing framework: judicial rehabilitation, 5. Reimagining professional values: moral rehabilitation, 6. Reimaging community and civic engagement: social rehabilitation, 7. Rehabilitation already reimagined, 8. Conclusion

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