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.

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