Why study offender management?. Peter Raynor Maurice Vanstone Swansea University April 2009. Until 1990s: not proper criminology. Research on probation was done by ‘administrative criminologists’ (Martin Davies, RDS – though what about Radzinowicz, Wilkins?) or by social workers
81% of medium to high risk Probationers reduced their risk of re-offending (measured by LSI-R).
51% of highest risk Probationers showed a reduction in their risk of re-offending.
Each year over 10,000 hours of Community Service performed for the Island.
So what really happens in individual sessions between Probation staff and the people they work with?
Do skilled probation officers make a difference?
Process of developing Observation Instrument
Target Number of Interviews
Number of Officers
Progress to date