This edited collection brings together leading international academics and researchers to provide a comprehensive body of literature that informs the future of prison and wider corrective services training, education, research, policy and practice. This volume addresses a range of 21st century issues faced by modern corrective services including, prison overcrowding, young and ageing offenders, mental health, sexual assault in corrective facilities, trans communities in corrective services and radicalisation of offenders within corrective services. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing together theoretical and practice debates, the book comprehensively considers current challenges and future trajectories for corrective systems, the people within them and service delivery. This volume will also be a welcomed resource for academics and researchers who have an interest in prisons, corrective services practice and broader criminal justice issues. It will also be of interest to those who want to join corrective services, those who are currently training to become personnel in corrective services and related allied professions, and those who are currently working in the field.

part 1|100 pages


chapter 21|13 pages

Frameworks for punishment

Implications for 21st-century corrective services

chapter 4|14 pages

Prison overcrowding

Examining the problem through the prism of the European Court of Human Rights

chapter 5|15 pages

The digital prison

Towards an ethics of technology

chapter 6|14 pages

Privatising corrections

Rethinking the issue

chapter 7|15 pages

A forgotten profession

The need to invest in the wellbeing of prison officers

part 2|86 pages


chapter 1028|13 pages

Children in care

The criminalisation of children

chapter 10|13 pages

Ageing in prison

Implications for inmates and corrections

chapter 11|17 pages

Transgender prisoners

From ‘forgotten group’ to a ‘legitimate’ vulnerable population in corrections

chapter 12|13 pages

Prison gangs

chapter 13|14 pages

Taking stock of sexual victimization among youth in correctional facilities

Is it time to apply the evidence to reduce risk?

part 3|87 pages


chapter 16|14 pages

Dealing with radicalisation in corrective services

A global issue

chapter 17|16 pages

Managing offenders in the community in the 21st century

Global perspectives

chapter 18|14 pages

Transforming Rehabilitation

A failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration

chapter 19|14 pages

Desistance-focused practice

An innovative approach to reducing offending behaviour and building social integration