Whilst community sanctions and measures in the UK have enjoyed considerable academic focus on effectiveness and ‘what works’ (see McGuire, 1995; Maguire et al., 2010), until recently analysts have neglected practices and processes associated with the routine supervision of offenders in the community. Two recent studies of quality in the practice of offender supervision in Scotland and England begin to address this gap by exploring practitioners’ understandings of quality in each jurisdiction (Grant and McNeill, 2014; Robinson et al., 2013a, 2013b; Shapland et al., 2012).
- offender management
- offender supervision
- criminal justice
Grant, S., & McNeill, F. (2014). The quality of probation supervision: comparing practitioner accounts in England and Scotland. European Journal of Probation, 6(2), 147–168. https://doi.org/10.1177/2066220314542942