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Multi-Agency Working in Criminal Justice

Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited by Aaron Pycroft and Dennis Gough

Published

15 May 2019

Page count

308 pages

Edition

2nd Edition

ISBN

978-1447340249

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

15 May 2019

Page count

308 pages

Edition

2nd Edition

ISBN

978-1447340256

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

15 May 2019

Page count

308 pages

Edition

2nd Edition

ISBN

978-1447340263

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Multi-Agency Working in Criminal Justice

Multi-agency working continues to be a core focus in criminal justice and allied work, with the government investing significantly in training criminal justice professionals. This fully revised and expanded edition of this comprehensive text brings together probation, policing, prison, social work, criminological and organisational studies perspectives, and is an essential guide for students and practitioners in offender management and other managed care environments. The contributors provide critical analysis of the latest theory, policy and practice of multi-agency working and each chapter includes case studies, key points, exercises and further reading.

“This fully updated book will be an invaluable resource to criminology students, and those training to become police or probation officers.” Iolo Madoc-Jones, Glyndŵr University

''There can be no doubt that multi-agency working has established itself as a key feature of the contemporary criminal justice landscape. This timely and accessible collection will be an invaluable resource for both established and trainee criminal justice practitioners, as well as students of criminal justice and social policy.'' Gwen Robinson, University of Sheffield

"This second edition is far more than an update. A new focus and numerous new contributors make this a 'state-of-the-art' resource on multi-agency work in criminal justice." Anne Worrall, Keele University

''This updated edition by Pycroft and Gough charts the key developments since 2010 which have shaped the governance of the penal field through the creation of new networks and partnership arrangements. This unique collection provides an engaging and thought-provoking lens that enhances contemporary understanding of the policies that underpin such work. I would wholeheartedly recommend Multi-Agency Working in Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice to students, practitioners, scholars and policy makers everywhere.'' Lawrence Burke, Liverpool John Moores University

''In times of considerable change and upheaval within the criminal justice system, this edited collection brings considerable insight into one of its contemporary phenomena, multi-agency working. The book successfully engages in practice and theoretical debate, locating multi-agency working in theories of late modernity and neoliberalism.'' John Deering, University of South Wales

‘‘This book addresses the key theoretical, policy and practice issues that inform multi-agency working at a time of acute austerity in criminal justice and related public services.’’ Jonathan Evans, University of South Wales

Aaron Pycroft is Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity with the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

Dennis Gough is Senior Lecturer in Penology and Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

Introduction ~ Aaron Pycroft and Dennis Gough

Multi-agency working and the governance of crime control ~ Dennis Gough

From a trained incapacity to professional resistance in criminal justice ~ Aaron Pycroft

A time of change: the expanding role of Police and Crime Commissioners in local criminal justice delivery ~ Barry Loveday and Sue Roberts

Integrated offender management: a brave new world or business as usual? ~ Andy Williams

MAPPA: sex offenders and managing ‘the other’ in the community ~ Mike Nash

Protection and prevention: identifying, managing and monitoring priority perpetrators of domestic abuse ~ Jacki Tapley and Zoë Jackson

Policing a diverse society: the community based rationale for multi-agency working ~ Claudia Cox

The development of the police role in safeguarding children ~ John Fox

Hate crime, policing and multi-agency partnership working ~ Jemma Tyson and Nathan Hall

The complexity of partnerships in the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy. What might we learn from contemporary efforts to counter hate crime? ~ John Grieve

Interviewing children as suspects: the need for a child-centred approach ~ Lesley Laver

Culture Club Assemble! The powerful role of multi-agent relationships in prison habilitation ~ Sarah Lewis

Integrated secure care pathways for people with complex needs: service user, policy and practice perspectives ~ Graham Noyce

Removing the ‘dual’ and working with the presenting diagnosis: core processes of change ~ Anita Green and Aaron Pycroft

Offenders with mental health needs in the criminal justice system: the multi-agency challenge to provide solution-focused responses ~ Jane Winstone

Enforcement and rehabilitation: challenges to partnership working with substance using offenders ~ Marie-Edith Tiquet

The decline of youth offending teams: towards a progressive and positive youth justice ~ Nicholas Pamment