Co-producing change: resettlement as a mutual enterprise

Beth Weaver, Dave Nicholson

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    Abstract

    Prison numbers have continued to rise across the UK over the last decade despite a corresponding reduction in crime rates, suggesting a custodial turn in sentencing practices. As a penal response, the well documented failure of prison to rehabilitate prisoners and support their civic reintegration1 is a costly concern, with each prison place costing an average of £39,573 in England and Wales2, £73,762 in Northern Ireland3 and £32,146 in Scotland4. In this context, the ongoing financial crisis has necessarily added considerable
    weight to arguments in favour of reconfiguring criminal justice to better facilitate reductions in the cost of re-offending, estimated in England and Wales to amount to between £7 billion and £10 billion per year5.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-16
    Number of pages8
    JournalPrison Service Journal
    Volume204
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012

    Keywords

    • desistance
    • mutuals
    • social cooperatives
    • employment
    • social capital

    Research Output

    Co-producing desistance

    Weaver, B., 5 Jun 2013, (Unpublished).

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    Coproducing Justice: Transferring the Learning into Action: Towards a Scottish Approach

    Beth Weaver (Organiser)

    25 Feb 2019

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    Coproducing Justice: International Perspectives: Lessons from Home and Abroad

    Beth Weaver (Organiser)

    17 Dec 2018

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    Coproducing Justice: What and Why? Exploring the Different Forms, Structures, Values and Effects of WISEs and Social Cooperatives

    Beth Weaver (Organiser)

    26 Oct 2018

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