Prisons

Prison leavers and homelessness

Insight 29

This evidence summary looks at the relationship between homelessness and offending, the impact of prison, key challenges and messages for practice. Not all offenders will spend time in prison, but there is evidence that both offending and imprisonment increase the risk of homelessness.

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.

The rights and status of children of prisoners in Scotland - Nico Juetten

Child care and protection research

Nico Juetten, Parliamentary Officer for Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People discusses the findings of work undertaken to explore the rights and status of the children of prisoners in Scotland. Not seen, not heard, not guilty: Review 2011 reports on a review of progress since a previous research report was published in 2008.

Inspiring desistance? Arts projects in Scottish prisons - Fergus McNeill

Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar

Professor Fergus McNeill, Glasgow School of Social Work. Explores the implications for criminal justice social work of the recent report of the Independent Prisons Commission, 'Scotland's Choice'. Examines whether the idea of offenders paying back in the community represents a necessary and sufficient underpinning rationale for the use of community penalties and, more generally, for the future development of criminal justice social work.

The throughcare map

Stages involved in the provision of a throughcare service to prisoners

This resource guides users through the various stages involved in the provision of a throughcare service to prisoners, from the point of sentence through to release and supervision within the community.

Youth justice - Fergus McNeill

What Works: Putting Research Into Practice

This workshop examines the range of practices and procedures for dealing with young people involved, or at risk of being involved, in offending. Professor Fergus McNeill leads this workshop.

The Throughcare Map

One of the main benefits of putting content on the Internet is that by so doing, you make it available and accessible to all. However, good web design can do more than make content accessible. It can structure, organise and represent content in ways that make it easier for users to view, navigate and understand.

Criminal Justice Social Work after McLeish: Possibilities and pitfalls - Fergus McNeill

Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar

Professor Fergus McNeill, Glasgow School of Social Work. Explores the implications for criminal justice social work of the recent report of the Independent Prisons Commission, 'Scotland's Choice'. Examines whether the idea of offenders paying back in the community represents a necessary and sufficient underpinning rationale for the use of community penalties and, more generally, for the future development of criminal justice social work.