Probation Services: How do we manage offenders?



We will work with you to deliver this activity in a COVID compliant way

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons) is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for, and treatment of, those in prisons, young offender institutions and immigration detention facilities. In 2018, HMI Prisons reported some of the most disturbing prison conditions we have ever seen in the 21st century.   

Careers in the justice system can include roles focused on the prediction, prevention and investigation of offences, in addition to the reduction of reoffending, the rehabilitation of offenders and support services for victims. We can close the visit with a talk outlining what careers paths are available with a Criminology degree, how students can enter different careers and where opportunities are likely to develop in the future.

Key facts

Off campus
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Half day
18 (on campus)
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

10.00 to 10.30am – Welcome and Overview of Activity 

10.30 to 12.00pm – Probation Services Workshop. This masterclass will explore what options are available for management of offenders, including custodial sentences, probation services and other schemes, such as restorative justice.  Students will discuss themes such as whether prisons work to reduce criminal behaviour, what issues affect those imprisoned and whether alternatives to prison are effective solutions to our current prison over-population issues.   

12.00 to 12.30pm (Optional) Careers in the Justice System, Student Feedback & Departure  

Programme Options:

Content can be amended for pre or post 16 students.We can deliver the session on campus, in school, as an interactive session online, or adapt as a pre-recorded session online.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021