The Prisons strand of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships is a collaborative community.
Made up of individuals, groups, teams and networks, from a wide range of disciplines, the Prisons Strand of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships work together to develop imaginative and innovative research, policy and practice in the fields of prison research.
Lead: Dr Laura Kelly-Corless
Deputy Lead: to be announced
- Arts in prisons
- Communication and sound – deafness
- Design of interior layout – improving environments
- Ethnicity and minority groups
- Functional assessment
- Healthy and sustainable food
- Healthy settings/prisons
- Horticulture and environmental activities
- Intervention programmes
- Mental and physical wellbeing
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Sex offenders
- Substance misuse
- The impact of family members who offend/are incarcerated
- Trauma informed approaches
- Whole system approaches
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Kelly-Corless, Laura and McCulloch, Dan (2021) Why deaf prisoners have been in a state of lockdown since well before COVID-19.The Conversation .
Devine-Wright, H., Baybutt, M., and Meek, R. (2019) Producing food in English and Welsh prisons. Appetite, 143 (104433). ISSN 0195-6663
Farrier, A., Baybutt, M., and Dooris, M. T. (2019) Mental Health and Wellbeing Benefits from a Prisons Horticultural Programme. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 15 (1). pp. 91-104. ISSN 1744-9200
Froggett, L., Kelly-Corless, L., and Manley, J. (2019) ‘Feeling real and rehearsal for reality: psychosocial aspects of ‘forum theatre’ in care settings and prisons’, Journal of Psychosocial Studies, 12 (1-2). pp. 23-39
Kelly-Corless, L. (2019) ‘Delving into the unknown: An experience of doing research with d/Deaf prisoners’, Qualitative enquiry [online]
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Baybutt, M., Dooris, M. T., and Farrier, A. (2018) Growing Health in UK Prison Settings. Health Promotion International, 34 (4). pp. 792-802. ISSN 0957-4824
Codd, H. (2018). Every Child Matters? Global Perspectives on Incarcerated Mothers and their Children. In: Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights. Routledge.
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Baybutt, M., Ritter, C and Stover, H (2014) Tobacco use in prison settings: a need for policy implementation. Chapter in Prison Health Guide. WHO: Geneva
Codd, H. (2013) Locked in and Locked Out: Global Feminist Perspectives on Women and Imprisonment. In: Global Criminology: Crime and Victimization in the Globalized Era. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 199-218.
Baybutt, M., Dooris, M and Farrier, A (2012) Target: Wellbeing. A process evaluation of the Pan Regional Prisons Programme: Health, Inclusion and Citizenship.
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Codd, H. (2012)"Baby can I hold you?" Prisoners, Reproductive Choices and Family Life. Contemporary Issues in Law, 11(4), 227-248.
Codd, H. and Scott, D. (2010) Controversial Issues in Prisons. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK.
Codd, H. (2008) In the Shadow of Prison: Families, Imprisonment and Criminal Justice. Willan Publishing, Devon, UK.
What do we mean by rehabilitation? 13 April 2021
We were delighted to have Gethin Jones from Unlocking Potential present about his experiences across the system that includes Foster Care, Children’s Homes, Secure Units, Youth Estate, Community Orders, Adult Estate, Homeless Hostels, Rehabs, Detoxes and more. His reflections provided powerful insights into his experiences of trauma and in terms of influencing what works, what doesn’t, and why. Gethin challenged thoughts on rehabilitation and change as most people go through an identity shift that is linked to desistance.
Pathways to Desistance, Recovery and Reintegration 10 March 2020
Shortly before the Covid 19 lockdown we were pleased to have Prof. David Best from the University of Derby visit to a present as part of the CJP Seminar Series. After his inspiring presentation David was joined in a panel discussion by Graham Beck, Governor of HMP Wymott
Female Offenders Whole Systems Approach 9 March 2020
In March we hosted our third female offenders event with Lancashire Women. The event led by Prof. Helen Codd disseminated findings from the three year Ministry of Justice funded Lancashire Women’s Female Offenders: Whole Systems approach
Over 70 practitioners, academics and students attended the event at UCLan’s Westleigh Centre
Launch of the Prison strand seminar series 8 April 2019
In April we were honoured that Alan Scott, Executive Director of Prison Service North came to UCLan to launch the Prison Seminar Series. Alan’s talk was a reflection on his many years’ experience working in the Prison Service and the development of a rehabilitative prison culture.
Hate Crime and Restorative Justice Conference - 16 October 2017
The Criminal Justice Partnership in partnership with UCLan Law School and Merseyside CRC held a Hate Crime and Restorative Justice Conference at the university, with over 70 delegates attending from a range of agencies.
Presentations were given by Dr. Kim McGuire (UCLan Law School) and Ian Hutchinson (Merseyside CRC) who discussed the implementation of an offender focused hate crime restorative justice programme called Dignity Plus.
Gary Stephenson (Restorative Solutions) highlighted the issues around hate crime referral rates and providing victims with an opportunity to ask questions about their victimisation. Helena Cryer and Phil Cawley, both from Lancashire Constabulary’s Restorative Justice Unit, outlined how restorative justice is being used more by Lancashire Constabulary, with responses to hate crime now adopting restorative justice processes when appropriate.
The occurrence of transsexual hate crime was raised by Steph Holmes, with Steph talking about the support group Chrysalis and how the trans community are also affected by hate crime. A key message from this talk was increasing the confidence of victims to come forward and report their experiences of hate crime. This message was reflected in Mel Close’s presentation (Disability Equality), which focused upon disability and hate crime and how disabled individuals are often reluctant to report incidents of hate because they are either unsure how or scared of getting people into trouble.
Throughout all talks, the underreporting of hate crime was a common theme, with speakers and delegates agreeing that more needs to be done to raise awareness of hate crime, how to report it and the potential benefits of restorative justice processes.
UCLan Distinguished Visitor Programme – 2 and 3 February 2017
As part of our Distinguished Visitor series Professor Shadd Maruna, Professor of Criminology in the School of Law, University of Manchester was invited to present a series of events by Professor Helen Codd; three public engagement events were held over the two days.
The first was a public lecture titled ‘A Conversation with Shadd Maruna’The “Rehabilitative Culture” Approach in British Prisons: Cheers and Fears Regarding a Hopeful New Development.Road from Crime. The second event was hosted at HMP Kirkham and had an audience of over 60 people. The focus of the talk centred upon rehabilitation and the difficulties of achieving this within prisons. The final event involved a showing of the documentary on desistance, with a panel and audience discussion following the screening. Again this was attended with a very diverse audience of people working in the criminal justice sector, students and academics.
Commenting on the visit Professor Maruna stated:
"I had a tremendous time at UCLan and HMP Kirkham. At all of the talks, I was particularly impressed with the great mix of participants from across several universities, three or more area prisons, youth offending teams, probation, and well beyond. The various presentations – especially the “Road from Crime” documentary – really seemed to generate some important discussions across these different groups. I probably left learning more than the other attendees. I also left really impressed at the cross-disciplinary partnerships developing at UCLan and the rehabilitative culture being created at Kirkham. I certainly plan on keeping up some of the connections I made."
Community Based Interventions for Women in the Criminal Justice System – Improving Outcomes, 14 October 2016
This event was attended by over 60 delegates and Jenny Earle from Prison Reform Trust was the keynote speaker.
The conference organised by UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership and Lancashire Women's Centres provided an opportunity for delegates to:
- Learn from key policy makers about current priorities for services for women.
- Engage with academics, key agencies, partners and service users in discussions on future directions.
- Hear about Lancashire Women's Centres practice and the findings from UCLan's evaluation of Lancashire Women's Centres’ interventions for women.
23rd November 2016 Public seminar on Restorative Justice Stories: insights into victims' and offenders' experiences presented by Phil Cawley Restorative Justice Manager, Lancashire Constabulary
Innovations in Restorative Justice: Emerging Conversations – one-day symposium, June 2015
UCLan held an event with over 100 practitioners and academics from a range of sectors including the police, probation and youth justice. The event provided an opportunity to:
- Understand and discuss the latest research on restorative justice and its effectiveness.
- Hear about success stories and innovations in the field.
- Engage in conversations with academic experts and practitioners on ways forward for restorative justice.