Offenders

Restorative justice

Iriss.fm, Episode 188

'Restorative Justice is a process of dialogue between two parties; in the context of criminal justice social work this will be a victim (or person harmed) and an offender (one who has caused harm).'

Secure care in Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 183

The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

Evaluation of Women's Community Justice Centres: findings published

Over 2013-15, the Scottish Government provided time-limited funding to 16 projects across Scotland to establish new and develop existing community services for women who offend. A national evaluation examined how these services were implemented and to what extent they contributed towards positive outcomes for women (associated with reduced reoffending). This national evaluation was completed at the end of May 2015. It was undertaken by Ruth Dryden and Colleen Souness, former Associates at Iriss

Reforming narratives: Is there life after punishment?

Iriss.fm, episode 107

This episode features a recording of a Sutherland Trust lecture: 'Reforming narratives: is there life after punishment?' presented by Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work and Head of Sociology at the University of Glasgow. In recent years, criminologists have become increasingly interested in the processes by which people stop and refrain from offending.

Women's imprisonment: is there a better way?

Iriss.fm, episode 18

This discussion on whether women's imprisonment is the best way to deal with female offenders and the possible alternatives features Gill McIvor, Professor of Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research; Mary Belgan, Service Manager, 218 Centre; Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside; and Margaret Malloch, Research Fellow, SCCJR.

Shaping the criminal justice system: The role of those supported by criminal justice services

Insight 13

This Insight, focuses on the issue of involving those who have offended in shaping the criminal justice system, exploring the different models of involvement, the effectiveness of different approaches and the implications for Criminal Justice Social Work services. Written by Beth Weaver (Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde) and Claire Lightowler (Iriss).

User views of punishment - Beth Weaver

Crime and justice research

What the punished think of their punishment. Beth Weaver is lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde. Here she talks about research she has been working on with Sarah Armstrong (University of Glasgow) entitled 'What the punished think of their punishment'. The research involved speaking with 35 men and women ranging in age from 19 to 55 about their experiences of punishment.

Criminal justice and domestic violence

Case study

This multimedia learning object familiarises students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders. It tells the story of Ian and Shavita who have been married five years, are in their early thirties and live with their two young children in an owner occupied home in an affluent suburb of Glasgow.