Can prisons reduce reoffending?

On Wednesday 16 April 2014, Dr Ruth Mann delivered a guest lecture discussing 'Can prisons reduce reoffending?'

On Wednesday 16 April 2014, Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist Dr Ruth Mann, PhD, delivered a guest lecture at Nottingham Trent University discussing: Can prisons reduce re-offending? Are they a successful deterrent?

Dr Mann is the current Head of Evidence for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), and has previously managed the NOMS national strategy for the assessment and treatment of sexual offending. In the lecture Dr Mann explored the nature and limitations of re-offending figures and the challenges of rehabilitative programmes while looking at the evidence for the impact of imprisonment and discussed how the disciplines of criminology and psychology could help offer evidence and suggestions to the prison system in order to reduce re-offending, before opening the topic up for a lively debate.

Mick Gregson, Head of Psychology, said: "It was a pleasure to host this event and to welcome Ruth and so many external visitors to NTU. In a thought-provoking lecture, Ruth set out clearly the challenges faced by the prison service and the changes needed if effective rehabilitative is to be achieved and re-offending reduced."

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Can prisons reduce reoffending?

Published on 23 April 2014
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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