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Prison

How do you find work as a released sex-offender?

‘It’s ok if you were in for robbery or murder, but sex offending, that’s a no no’: a qualitative analysis of the experiences of 12 men with sexual convictions seeking employment.

On Probation

Working with sex offenders

A summary of the new Council of Europe recommendations on the assessment, treatment and reintegration of people accused or convicted of a sexual offence.

Policing

Predicting sexual offending

Comparing two predictors of sexual recidivism: the Risk Matrix 2000 and the OASys Sexual Reoffending Predictor

On Probation

Behaviour that challenges

Prison Reform Trust report on planning services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who sexually offend.

On Probation

Understanding desistance from sexual offending

Perhaps their most important conclusion is the contention that probation practice should focus more on helping sex offenders move forward, away from a life of crime rather than continuously re-examining past offences.

On Probation

Dear Mr Grayling… My Transforming Rehabilitation wish list

Like a young child writing to Santa, I don’t quite know where to begin with my wish list of all the things I’d like to know from NOMS before the Transforming Rehabilitation procurement process starts in earnest. Perhaps the obvious first request is to know when the PQQ process is going to start and end? And will it be the rumoured “light touch” process to ensure that most new entrants, including probation mutuals, will have a good chance of getting through? Or will it be the (also rumoured)…

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