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Prisoner Resettlement by Anthea Hucklesby
Book DescriptionPrisoner resettlement is high on current political and policy agendas. The high reconviction rates of ex-prisoners have been acknowledged for many years but the rapidly rising prison population has meant that more prisoners than ever before are released. This together with the pressure this puts on to the infrastructure of the prison estate and the publication of two influential reports which highlighted the problems faced by prisoners leaving prison has concentrated attention on attempts to ensure that prisoners do not return to prison once released. The resettlement of prisoners is now a priority policy area linked directly to Government initiatives to reduce reoffending. The renewed policy interest in prisoners resettlement forms the context of this volume, which brings together current knowledge and understanding about prisoners resettlement. The book draws on the contributors extensive experience as researchers and practitioners in the field and includes contributions from acknowledged experts. Prisoner Resettlement provides a comprehensive review and analysis of resettlement policy and practice in England and Wales in the early part of the 21st century. In particular it: critically reviews current policy, theory, practice and research on prisoners resettlement explores practice issues through case studies of two resettlement initiatives and an examination of accommodation provision and voluntary sector involvement in prisoners resettlement; and examines the particular issues raised by the resettlement of different groups of prisoners including women, minority ethnic groups, prolific and priority offenders and high-risk offenders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843922544
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Voluntary Sector and Criminal Justice, Hardback (October 2015)
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This text explores a number of connected themes relating to compliance, legitimacy and trust in different areas of criminal justice and socio-legal regulation.
Drug Interventions in Criminal Justice, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Anthea Hucklesby
The book is essential reading for criminology/criminal justice and social policy students; for students studying health related degrees; for researchers in criminal justice and the drugs field; criminal justice, drug treatment and health professionals; the media and members of the public who are interested in drug use and crime.
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Author Biography - Anthea Hucklesby
Anthea Hucklesby is Reader in Criminal Justice, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at Leeds University. Lystra Hagley-Dickinson is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Northampton University.
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