The main purpose of this blog is to keep readers up-to-date with new developments in the criminal justice and substance misuse sectors. Posts typically deal with new policy, research and practice developments.
Since the blog was launched in 2011, the digital revolution has picked up pace:
- There are now more cybercrimes than crimes in the offline world
- Drug dealing is increasingly moving online
- Drug treatment is starting to follow it
Apps which have completely changed the way in which we communicate, find our news and measure our fitness are now starting to infiltrate our working world. The first products were basic and were too clunky to be adopted in the real world. Recent developments are not only much more fit-for-purpose but are starting to change the ways criminal justice and drug and alcohol professionals work and the way in which they interact with their clients and the general public.
In order to keep up with these new developments, I’ve launched this new section of the site which I’m calling: “The Innovation Showcase” with the purpose of:
- Assembling all the best apps and other innovations in one place
- Reviewing their features and assessing their effectiveness
- Encouraging readers to feedback their own experiences and suggest other innovations to review.
The showcase is divided into three main sections: criminal justice; substance misuse; and other/miscellany – new innovations are featured in sub-categories under each section.
For every app or other innovation, there is a brief word description with a link to a full review.
Please Email me with any ideas of innovations that should be featured or any other suggestions on the showcase idea.
Just click on any of the images of the apps or other innovation below for a more detailed overview.
A suite of apps used in prison and on release provides help with education, employment, health and wellbeing as well as communicatingn between offenders and their supervising probation officers.