Ms Tina Eadie

Job: Senior Lecturer Community and Criminal Justice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: Hawthorn Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8763

E: teadie@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Publications and outputs 

  • 'Stop a Minute' : Making space for thinking in practice
    'Stop a Minute' : Making space for thinking in practice Eadie, T.; Wilkinson, Bernadette; Cherry, S. This article draws on the content of four linked seminars in a series entitled ‘Thinking in Practice: Ensuring quality in the supervision of offenders in the community’ which offered practitioners and managers from probation and youth justice services some ‘reflective space’ to critically engage with current knowledge and research around a range of topics including risk assessment tools, compliance and desistance theory, responsivity in supervision (offenders and staff), and the future shape of offender management provision. The series valued not only knowledge derived from research and theory, but also the exercise of professional judgement developed through experience and reflection. This account of contributions from speakers and subsequent discussions highlights the dangers of over prescriptive and simplified solutions to complex problems, and a consequent diminution of professional confidence in using judgement. It also suggests that there is the potential for practice to develop in positive directions, ones that will engage the enthusiasm and optimism of both practitioners and managers. The centrality of making space for ‘thinking in practice’ is reaffirmed.
  • People first: Probation Officer perspectives on probation work
    People first: Probation Officer perspectives on probation work Annison, Jill; Eadie, T.; Knight, C. H.
  • Accountability, Legitimacy and Discretion: Applying Criminology in Professional Practice.
    Accountability, Legitimacy and Discretion: Applying Criminology in Professional Practice. Canton, Robert; Eadie, T.
  • Promoting creative practice through social work education
    Promoting creative practice through social work education Eadie, T.; Lymbery, M. This jointly written article extends the analysis in (3) below and was written with social work students, educators and employers in mind. It argues that for professional social workers to be capable of acting independently and autonomously, social work educators must ensure the training fosters good judgement and creativity. This critical message is important in the current target-led environment. Social workers and probation officers are trained to a rigorous standard and we should state why the nature of their work requires this – and always will. Students are enthusiastic about its message and will take this into the work place.
  • Crime justice and punishment.
    Crime justice and punishment. Eadie, T.; Morley, R.
  • Professional development in the workplace.
    Professional development in the workplace. Eadie, T.
  • When the going gets tough, will the tough get going? Staff retention in challenging times.
    When the going gets tough, will the tough get going? Staff retention in challenging times. Eadie, T.; Winwin, Sein
  • From enforcement to compliance: Implications for supervising officers.
    From enforcement to compliance: Implications for supervising officers. Canton, Robert; Eadie, T.
  • Enforcement
    Enforcement Canton, Robert; Eadie, T.
  • Social work with young offenders
    Social work with young offenders Canton, Robert; Eadie, T.
 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Professional Development
  • Career Progression
  • Law and Order Politics

Conference attendance

'Never Mind the Quality, Meet the Target: Perverse Effects of Performance Measurement in the National Probation Service' at the British Society of Criminology Conference, 9 - 11 July 2008. Conference place funded by De Montfort University.

'People first: Probation officer perspectives on probation work' (with Jill Annison and Charlotte Knight) at The Regional Probation Training Conference, Cardiff, 18 - 19 November 2008. Conference place paid for by Midlands Consortium.

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