Academic Insights

Academic Insights are aimed at all those with an interest in the evidence base. We commission leading academics to present their views on specific topics, assisting with informed debate and aiding understanding of what helps and what hinders probation and youth offending services. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the policy position of HMI Probation.

Trauma-informed practice (PDF, 542.08 kB), Kieran F. McCartan, published 07 July 2020

Building restorative probation services (PDF, 373.92 kB), Dr Ian D. Marder, published 01 June 2020

Emotional Labour in Probation (PDF, 355.33 kB), Dr Jake Phillips, Dr Chalen Westaby and Andrew Fowler, published 28 April 2020

Recruitment, training and professional development of probation staff (PDF, 329.34 kB), Nicola Carr, published 06 February 2020

Innovation and the Evidence Base (PDF, 596.47 kB), Chris Fox and Kevin Albertson, published 10 January 2020

If reoffending is not the only outcome, what are the alternatives? – Kevin Wong (PDF, 312.00 kB), published 05 November 2019

Innovation in probation: The Eurobarometer on Experiencing Supervision – Ioan Durnescu (PDF, 891.45 kB), published 17 October 2019

Supervision Skills for Probation Practitioners – Peter Raynor (PDF, 180.04 kB), published Friday 30 August 2019

International Human Rights Standards and Youth Justice – Barry Goldson (PDF, 194.15 kB), published Wednesday 10 July 2019

A Model for Resettlement Based on the Principles of Desistance and Recovery – David Best (PDF, 684.82 kB), published Thursday 06 June 2019

European Probation Rules – Rob Canton (PDF, 366.60 kB), published 0800, Wednesday 20 March 2019

Reconciling ‘Desistance’ and ‘What Works’ – Shadd Maruna & Ruth Mann (PDF, 793.83 kB), published, 0900 Wednesday 13 February 2019