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Improving Interagency Collaboration, Innovation and Learning in Criminal Justice Systems

Supporting Offender Rehabilitation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Focusses on collaboration in penal systems in European and Scandinavian countries
  • Offers practical recommendations and consider the service users
  • Considers the impact of improved collaboration on those completing their prison sentence
  • Speaks to academics and also practitioners interested in mental health, social care, welfare, prison research and research methods

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Setting the Scene and Introduction

    • Sarah Hean, Anu Kajamaa, Berit Johnsen, Laure Kloetzer
    Pages 1-27Open Access
  3. International Contexts of Collaborative Practice in a Variety of Penal Contexts: Substantive Areas for Organisational Innovation and Change—Studies in Norway

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29
    2. Interorganisational Collaboration in a Norwegian Prison—Challenges and Opportunities Arising from Interagency Meetings

      • Päivikki Lahtinen, Anu Kajamaa, Laura Seppänen, Berit Johnsen, Sarah Hean, Terhi Esko
      Pages 31-57Open Access
    3. “Living with” Interagency Collaboration—Three Sustaining Practices

      • Tine Murphy, Marie Aakjær, Eva Pallesen, Charlotte Rosenberg
      Pages 87-109Open Access
  4. International Contexts of Collaborative Practice in a Variety of Penal Contexts: Substantive Areas for Organisational Innovation and Change—Studies in England

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Mentoring in Practice: Rebuilding Dialogue with Mentees’ Stories

      • Laure Kloetzer, Jo Wells, Laura Seppänen, Sarah Hean
      Pages 165-192Open Access
  5. Strategies and Methods to Promote Collaboration, Management and Innovation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
    2. A COLAB Model of Workplace Transformation in the Criminal Justice Context

      • Sarah Hean, Marie Aakjær, Laure Kloetzer, Laura Seppänen, Anu Kajamaa, Päivikki Lahtinen et al.
      Pages 195-227Open Access
    3. Facilitation of Developmental Tasks in Prisons: Applying the Method of Human-Centred Co-evaluation

      • Laura Seppänen, Heli Heikkilä, Anu Kajamaa, Päivikki Lahtinen, Hilkka Ylisassi
      Pages 229-248Open Access
    4. People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems Participating in Service Redesign: Vulnerable Citizens or Democratic Partners?

      • Jonathan Parker, Vanessa Heaslip, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Berit Johnsen, Sarah Hean
      Pages 297-321Open Access
    5. Avenues of Opportunity: Journeys of Activities Through Third Sector Organisations

      • Angela Turner-Wilson, Stuart Dearborn, Catherine Bullen
      Pages 323-340Open Access
    6. Do We Need the Users’ Voice? An Empirical Research Example Comparing Views of Service Providers and Ex-Prisoners: Implications for Practice

      • Siv Elin Nord Sæbjørnsen, Sarah Hean, Kristin Røvik, Bjørn Kjetil Larsen, Atle Ødegård
      Pages 375-399Open Access
    7. Reflecting on Researcher/Practice Relationships in Prison Research: A Contact Hypothesis Lens

      • Sarah Hean, Liv Jorunn Skippervik, Richard Heslop, Caroline Stevens
      Pages 401-438Open Access

About this book

This Open Access edited collection seeks to improve collaboration between criminal justice and welfare services in order to help prepare offenders for life after serving a prison sentence. It examines the potential tensions between criminal justice agencies and other organisations which are involved in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, most notably those engaged in mental health care or third sector organisations. It then suggests a variety of different methods and approaches to help to overcome such tensions and promote inter-agency collaboration and co-working, drawing on emerging research and models, with a focus on the practice in European and Scandinavian countries. For academics and practitioners working in prisons and the penal system, this collection will be invaluable. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Social Work Department, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

    Sarah Hean

  • University College of the Norwegian Correctional Service (KRUS), Lillestrom, Norway

    Berit Johnsen

  • Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Anu Kajamaa

  • Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Laure Kloetzer

About the editors

Sarah Hean is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and Professor of Social Sciences at the Bournemouth University, UK.

Berit Johnsen is Research Professor in Penology at the University College of Norwegian Correctional Service, Norway. She has carried out a range of studies of Norwegian prisons and published both nationally and internationally.

Laure Kloetzer is Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Psychology at the Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 

Anu Kajamaa is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Improving Interagency Collaboration, Innovation and Learning in Criminal Justice Systems

  • Book Subtitle: Supporting Offender Rehabilitation

  • Editors: Sarah Hean, Berit Johnsen, Anu Kajamaa, Laure Kloetzer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70661-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70660-9Published: 04 August 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70663-0Published: 04 August 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-70661-6Published: 03 August 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 463

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Prison and Punishment, Crime and Society, Research Methods in Criminology, Social Care, Social Work, Clinical Psychology

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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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