chapter  9
What Works with Black and minority ethnic offenders: solutions in search of a problem?
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Arthur Dent's science fiction quest provides a humorous parallel for thinking about research and developing practice with Black and minority ethnic (BME) offenders. If programmes for BME offenders provide a solution for community interventions, what is important is determining the problems they are intended to solve. This chapter reviews how the question 'What Works with BME offenders?' has been interpreted in recent Home Office and other research, and discusses what questions remain to be addressed.