Sally Tilt and Dr Kerensa Hocken from HM Prison and Probation Service Psychology team interview colleagues who do vitally important work in prisons across the country.
Is personality disorder a health or a justice issue?
Clare Barstow spent 25 years in prison, having been convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago. She now helps shape services for the better through sharing her experiences.
Sarah Skett has worked with people who have committed crimes for nearly 30 years and is Head of the Joint Offender Personality Disorder pathway for both the NHS and HM Prison and Probation Service.
Jake Shaw is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in the field of personality disorder.
Dr Rachael Wheatley is Senior Forensic Psychologist for HM Prisons and Probation Service in the Midlands region. She specialises in identifying and working with those who stalk and those who manage them. She is currently setting up a virtual reference group nationally with links to partner organisations across the community.
Support for people affected by stalking is available from the following sources:
Does fairness matter in prison?
Flora Fitzalan Howard is a Registered Forensic Psychologist working as a researcher and evidence-based practice specialist within the prison service's Evidence-Based Practice team. She worked in prisons as a practitioner psychologist before specialising in research.
Dr Helen Wakeling is a Chartered Research Psychologist, working as a researcher and evidence-based practice specialist within HM Prison and Probation Service, where she's worked for over 18 years.
How do we tell if someone will reoffend?
Jo Shingler is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist who specialises in psychological risk assessment with people in prison.
Her recommended reading:
Gannon, T. A., & Ward, T. (2014). Where has all the psychology gone? Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(4), 435-446. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.06.006
Maruna, S. (2011). Why do they hate us? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(5), 671-675. doi:10.1177/0306624X11414401
How do we help people change?
Laura Baverstock is the National Specialist Lead for HM Prison and Probation Service's Horizon programme, which is an intervention delivered to men who have a sexual conviction as part of an antisocial criminal orientation, and are considered to be at a medium, high or very high risk of re-conviction.
Dr. Jamie Walton delivers interventions for people with sexual convictions in prisons in the Midlands. He is the Cluster Psychology Lead for HM Prison and Probation Service's Midlands Psychology Services.
What is an ideal environment for change?
Dr. Jamie Bennett is Deputy Director for the Operational Security Group in HM Prison and Probation Service. He was previously Governor of HMP Long Lartin, a high security prison, and HMP Grendon, the only prison to operate entirely as a series of therapeutic communities. He is Editor of the Prison Service Journal.
Richard Shuker is Head of Psychology and research at HMP Grendon. He is editor for the book series Issues in Forensic Psychology, and specialises in therapeutic communities and risk assessment.
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