What works in work with violent offenders: An overview.
This short overview captures key themes and findings about the effective assessment and management of violent offenders. It is not exhaustive but has attempted to be wide ranging. The overview concentrates on recent papers after 2007, but utilises earlier work if it is seen as relevant. The review has not used a systematic literature review methodology due to constraints of time and resources. This is also a very broad field of study and the review touches on key areas but recognises that further work is needed. A key word search1 of the following data bases/search engines was used: De Montfort and Birmingham University Websites. Further literature was pursued on a thematic basis following this initial search. The review is dominated by studies from Anglophone countries although sources from Europe have also been included when published in English.
SOMEC is a two-year project running from January 2013 to January 2015 investigating current processes for information exchange and procedures to manage the harm posed by serious violent or sexual offenders travelling across the European Union. SOMEC is co-funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Home Affairs - HOME/2011/AG/4000002521 30-CE-0519712/00-87. SOMEC Partners, Beneficiary Partners: National Offender Management Service (UK), The Home Office (UK) Association of Chief Police Officers (UK), ACPO Criminal Records Office (UK), National Crime Agency (UK), London Probation Trust (UK), De Montfort University (UK), CEP- Confederation of European Probation (EU), Department of Justice (Prison and Probation) Catalonia (ES), Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (NL), Latvian State Probation Service (LV), Latvian State Police (LV). Associate Partners: The Ministry of Interior, Macedonia (MA), Probation Chiefs Association (UK), The Scottish Government (UK), The Police Service Northern Ireland (UK), Probation Board for Northern Ireland (UK), Europol (EU), Eurojust (EU).
Citation : Kemshall, H. and Wilkinson, B. (2015) What works in work with violent offenders: An overview. http://www.svdv.org.uk/somec-project/
Research Group : Community & Criminal Justice Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes