Research work

Find out more about our research to date

We want to work with the wider research, academic and justice community, both in the UK and globally. We are committed to sharing our research findings, reports and insights with people we support, practitioners and partners across the criminal justice sector, including universities, charities and professional organisations.

Much of our research findings and applications are disseminated through academic and trade journals such as Probation Quarterly.

This page will be updated regularly with our latest publications.

If you would like to work with us on a joint project or talk to our research team, please contact us.  We welcome visitors to our Research Unit in an effort to develop partnership links, share best research practice or simply foster inter-agency communication.

Publications

 

 Probation's role in preventing terrorismClick to expand / collapse

A study of the characteristics of service users who had been identified as part of the government’s Prevent agenda (the anti-radicalisation strand of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy), the emerging trend of ring-wing radicalism and the probation services role.  Read the resulting thought piece the Research Unit published in teh Probation Quarterly journal (page 22)  Probation Quarterly Review.


 Court work projectClick to expand / collapse

 An exploration of the relationship between probation services in court. The findings of this study has been published in the Q11 Probation Quarterly.



 Probation valuesClick to expand / collapse

 We recently held a series of three seminars on probation’s values, identity and role in the criminal justice system. Read a review of the
 second seminar on values attended by probation practitioners and leaders.


 Probation identityClick to expand / collapse

 We recently held a series of three seminars on probation’s values, identity and role in the criminal justice system. Read a review of the
 first seminar on identity attended by probation practitioners and leaders.