Risk and Rehabilitation

Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Problems in the Criminal Justice System

Edited by Aaron Pycroft and Suzie Clift

Published

Oct 16, 2013

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447300212

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 10, 2012

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447300205

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Risk and Rehabilitation

Substance misuse (including alcohol) and mental health problems constitute a significant proportion of the work carried out in the criminal justice system. Approaches to these often intractable problems have seen the rise of a dominant risk paradigm concerned with public protection and the use of coercion through court orders to access treatment. This original and valuable book considers notions of risk and rehabilitation in detail within the practice of those court orders, whilst contextualising them within a wider comparative literature and research base. The efficacy of these approaches, practice issues and innovations including for example therapeutic jurisprudence are analysed. Risk and rehabilitation also includes discussions of the implications for partnership working and the importance of reconfiguring the nature of rehabilitative relationships. This is a timely book as probation practice in the UK and elsewhere moves into a post 'what works' era, providing opportunities to review the evidence base for effective interventions.

Aaron Pycroft is Senior Lecturer in Addiction Studies in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth where he writes, teaches and researches on theory, policy and interventions with substance misuse.

Suzie Clift is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Greenwich where she teaches and researches on the theory and practice of risk with particular emphasis on notions of dangerousness within criminal justice.