In the previous chapter, Brandon Welsh and David Farrington provided a wide-ranging review of the best demonstrated, most costeffective ways of preventing offending. Here, we consider parenting training programmes in more depth, seeking to provide an analysis of parenting programmes within a specific political context and to explore people’s experiences on those programmes. These two chapters have some similarities in terms of policy implications. We also think it likely that context-specific, multifaceted programmes, set within a better run system of crime prevention and far improved social policies, offer the best hope. Yet we have concerns about how such policies will be effected and their implications for the individuals targeted.