A Date for your Diary – Community Justice Portal 13th Annual Public Lecture – 28 April

Thursday 28th April 2016, 18:00 – 19:45
Pennine Lecture Theatre

City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

Imagining Probation in 2020: hopes, fears and insights?

Paul Senior

Professor Paul Senior, Chair of the Probation Institute

This valedictory lecture will explore the future(s) of probation seeking to adjust to the new criminal justice landscape of austerity, plurality in delivery and the consequential loss of direction and purpose for many probation practitioners and managers. This will be Professor Senior’s last contribution as a member of Sheffield Hallam University as he will retire from the university after 34 years at this lecture. The lecture will launch a special issue of the British Journal of Community Justice, his last as editor, which will include contributions from leading probation thinkers in the field who will reflect on the future for probation. This will be an important volume and will be available and launched at the lecture. Professor Senior has always been a trenchant defender of probation as an institution and continues to argue for the maintenance of probation as a profession. The lecture will challenge our thinking and will be delivered in a characteristic robust and entertaining manner. Share this valedictory event with Professor Senior and book early as there will be a high demand for places.

To book a place or more information go to


or contact the event organiser, Jess Bamonte, on or hccj@shu.ac.uk.