The Probation Institute will be hosting a conference on personality disorder and offending behaviour in Liverpool on Friday the 24 October. The conference will explore different perspectives and emerging practice for assessing and addressing personality disorder and offending behaviour, as well as draw on regional initiatives tackling PD and the national Offender Personality Disorder Programme. Lord Bradley will open the event, and contributing organisations include Resettle, Beacon, St ...

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The ethics of probation were debated and discussed at the Institute’s two professional conferences held on consecutive weeks in London and York. The centrepiece of both conferences was a presentation by Prof Rob Canton, of DeMontfort University, on the values and ethics of probation. This newsletter carries a report on the events plus delegate reaction.  Download our July newsletter for more on this and other news. Probation Institute Update No.5 - July 2014 ...

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The Probation Institute welcomes the publication of the House of Commons Justice Committee’s Report on 'Crime Reduction Policies: a co-ordinated approach?' The report provides thorough analysis of the challenges faced by the criminal justice system and the need to improve effectiveness and performance. The Probation Institute welcomes the emphasis on the use of rigorous, evidence based approaches and shares the view that there is a need to put in place structures that ensure effective knowledge ...

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