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Title: Policing with integrated offender management
Author: Cram, Frederick
ISNI:       0000 0004 5914 5976
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2014
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Integrated offender management (lOM) is a term used within criminal justice to describe a multi agency form of policing designed to (variously) deter, incapacitate or rehabilitate offenders defined as prolific. This thesis is a study of integrated offender management in England and Wales and is both empirical and theoretical in its focus. It draws on existing and original research to examine critically the practices and processes that occur during the day-to-day 'management' of recidivist offenders within a unique criminal justice setting. The study explores both the experiences of those working within IOM but also those subject to the scheme's dictates: prolific offenders. Accordingly, it considers the perspectives of these offenders, the police and other workers who form part of the lOM unit, including probation staff, prison officers and criminal justice intervention workers. A further aim of the study is to inform and refine theoretical debates about multi-agency working within a criminal justice setting and broader ideas about desistance. To do this I have situated what I found within theories about police decision-making and legitimacy. Based on these theories and empirical evidence, this study seeks to understand what kind of policing is taking place under the umbrella of IOM and with what implications for offender desistance, procedural justice and the proportionality of interventions in offenders' lives?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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