For my doctoral thesis, I've been examining the impact of community-based sentences on the day-to-day lives of offenders, especially in terms of the effect of the relationships between offenders and their Probation Service supervisors. In pursuit of this I conducted a series of interviews with probation officers and their clients between July 2013 and February 2014.
As part of their agreement to take part, participants were offered the opportunity to receive a Research Report, summarising the findings of the study in what I hope is an accessible and easy to understand way. As I'm writing this, the Report is about to go to print and will be distributed to them in due course, but I also wanted to provide a soft copy of it, in case of loss of printed versions, or indeed if they want to share the findings with anyone else. Potentially, the results may interest some of our regular readers as well, so I hope they'll forgive my imposition in posting the document here!
To that end, a copy of the Report can be found at the following link: