YouTube video: Discussion regarding assessments in adult probation

In this 13:20 minute video (YouTube link, 583 kB), Andrew Fowler, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Community Justice Learning at Sheffield Hallam University discusses assessments in adult probation with Kevin Ball, Senior Research Officer and Tammie Burroughs, Effective Practice Lead from HM Inspectorate of Probation. The video explores why we do assessments, what makes up an assessment, what makes a good assessment, how far we should use discretion, does the risk focus preclude a strengths focus, disproportionality and specialist assessments.