Irish Probation Journal 2017 (Volume 14)


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The fourteenth edition of the Irish Probation Journal was launched at the North-South Public Protection (PPAG) Seminar at the PPAG Seminar at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Friday, 10th November 2017.

Irish Probation Journal has, since 2004, been jointly published each year by the Probation Service and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). It is an authoritative and respected forum for contributors and readers interested in Probation policy, research and practice, related criminal justice.

Irish Probation Journal features a range of research studies, practice reports, policy commentaries and book reviews of relevance and interest to practitioners, policymakers, academics, legislators and students in the broad criminal justice and social policy fields.

Irish Probation Journal 2017 features original and significant papers on criminal justice themes and highlights the importance of partnership and research in probation and related fields. It. Papers examine presentence reports in Court, female prisoners’ experience in transition from custody, community supervision options in Northern Ireland, understanding radicalisation and its impact on practice, image-based sexual abuse in Ireland and the challenges in leading probation in Ireland among many other important themes and subjects. In this year’s 10th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, Shadd Maruna makes the case that we should consider desistance as a social movement rather than an individual process.

As a forum for debate and dialogue Irish Probation Journal plays an important role in stimulating and fostering innovative thinking. Irish Probation Journal provides a valuable opportunity for academics, researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge, research findings and experience and to make a real impact on practice. It offers a forum for continuous learning and development not only for authors and readers but also for the wider criminal justice readership, international colleagues and researchers.

Irish Probation Journal 2017, as well as all previous editions and individual articles, is available online on the Probation Service website and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland website and on EBSCO host in colleges and libraries across the world.

Paper copies of Irish Probation Journal 2017 and most previous Irish Probation Journal editions can be requested, subject to availability, by sending an email to