Reducing Reoffending: Review of Selected Countries: Final Review for Audit Scotland

Armstrong, S. and Barton, G. (2012) Reducing Reoffending: Review of Selected Countries: Final Review for Audit Scotland. Technical Report. Audit Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

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Abstract

The report reviews reoffending patterns in Scotland, England and Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway and New Zealand to establish relevant conditions for different rates of reoffending. A significant part of the report, however, is given over to a critical examination of the concept of 'reoffending' itself which is more a measure of criminal justice agency behaviour than individual behaviour. The report concludes with some suggestions for moving beyond such thin, technocratic understanding of reoffending and rehabilitation. This work was commissioned by and submitted to Audit Scotland.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Keywords:Reoffending, international comparison, rehabilitation, Scotland, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, Northern Ireland
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Armstrong, Professor Sarah
Authors: Armstrong, S., and Barton, G.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Audit Scotland
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Author

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