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By Hazel Kemshall

Crime and Social Policy presents a useful exam of the connection among social coverage and crime. It attracts on contemporary empirical study to provide vital insights into the impression of present social coverage traits at the lives of offenders.

  • Provides a useful exam of the severe courting among social coverage and crime management
  • Includes illuminating case stories at the impression of social rules on offenders
  • Reviews current social coverage traits and their impression on crime causation, crime charges, and crime management
  • Discusses the position for social coverage in selling more suitable reintegration of offenders into the community
  • Draws on fresh empirical study starting from adolescence crime, anti-social behaviour, ‘problematic families’, and social protection fraud
  • The assortment deals very important insights into the effect of present social coverage tendencies at the lives of offenders
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It demonstrated for him that it was possible to have a successful crime-free life and gave him the tools to achieve this: ‘I got a couple of certs [certificates] actually and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Coz I really, really enjoyed it. And I met new people. Even though they were in 31 Deirdre Healy the same boat as me, it was still new to me coz I’d never seen it. And just the people in the job, every one of them was very nice. I got on well with all of them’ Drug addiction and criminality are closely intertwined in Ireland.

A good relationship heightened their commitment to desistance and provided encouragement during difficult times. Participants spoke in positive terms about supervising officers who were understanding and showed genuine concern for their welfare. They appreciated a down-to-earth, nonjudgemental style based on mutual respect and friendship. When probation officers were prepared to listen to their views, it fostered an atmosphere of trust and allowed probationers to be honest about their situation.

Despite recent rhetoric to the contrary, most probation-funded projects still target social needs, including education, employment and addiction. There are just two communitybased cognitive behavioural programmes in Ireland: the Bridge Project in Dublin and Grattan House in Cork. While the programmes are nominally cognitive-behavioural, a variety of educational and vocational training agencies, including FAS (Irish National Training and Employment Authority) are involved in service provision, reflecting reluctance on the part of the Probation Service to stray too far from its social work roots.

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