Webinar 3 - Resettlement and the case for women

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This webinar is presented by Dr Jane Dominey and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe and is based on their article published in the Special Issue of the Probation Journal on Resettlement and Reintegration: Policy and Practice. Read More.

In the webinar Jane and Loraine explore the challenges faced by women caught in a persistent cycle of offending, breach and recall. They reflect on the impact of the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 on the speed of the revolving door between custody and community.

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Jane Dominey is Deputy Director of the Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include probation practice, desistance from offending, supervising offenders ‘through-the-gate’ and in the community, and providing support to prisoners and their families.
Before moving to the Institute of Criminology, Jane was a Principal Lecturer in the Community and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, managing probation office training programmes and teaching students. She qualified as a Probation Officer in 1990 and worked for the Probation Service in a variety of roles for more than ten years.

Loraine Gelsthorpe is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Director of the Institute for Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Loraine has wide interests in the links between criminal justice and social justice, looking at race, gender and social exclusion, women and sentencing, and women, crime and criminal justice more generally.  Her research includes a focus on the effectiveness of youth and community penalties and on pre-sentence reports.  She also has a strong interest in research methodologies and research ethics; human trafficking and the criminalisation of migrants. Professor Gelsthorpe sits on various government Advisory Committees (including HM Chief Inspector of Probation’s Advisory Committee). She was President of the British Society of Criminology 2011 - 2015.  With Professor Michele Burman (University of Glasgow) she chairs the European Society of Criminology's Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Working Group.