Assisting Rehabilitation with Digital Technology

8 June 2016

1.00 - 3.30pm

Hugh Aston Building 1.50

De Montfort University, Leicester #dmu

Digital technology is having an increasing impact on the ways in which users of our penal, health and social systems are experienced. This session offers and opportunity to hear from two established digital technology providers about their significant contribution to the rehabilitative landscape. 

This session will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in the fields of criminal justice, psychology, digital technology, education, social care, health (nursing, speech and language therapy and mental health), computer sciences, law and business.

Emer O’Kane  Product Leader at Core Systems

Engaging marginalised individuals…against all odds

Emer’s presentation will describe:

  • Core’s original evidence highlighting the benefits of engaging offenders with technology
  • The challenges of implementing self-service software for offenders
  • Insights into engaging all stakeholders to manage the digital and rehabilitative change process

Dr Sarah Elison Head of Research & Chartered Psychologist at Breaking Free Group

Findings from an evaluation of the Breaking Free Health & Justice treatment and recovery programme for substance misuse in prisons.

Sarah’s presentation will discuss:

  • A through-care project to support offenders with addictions following release to the community from prison.
  • The role of the Breaking Free Online service assisting these offenders during this transition from prison to the community
  • Reflect on the impact of technology enhanced approaches for recovery and      treatment.
  • Describe the clinical effectiveness of this digital intervention

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Dr Victoria Knight

First Annual Emotion and Criminal Justice Conference 2016

The Community and Criminal Justice Division's Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster successfully launched its first conference in 2016at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK on Thursday 18th Febuary 2016. 

We welcomed Dr Ben Crewe of University of Cambridge and Dr Charlotte Knight of De Montfort University as our keynote speakers along with a series of exciting workshops that reflected current research on emotion in the criminal justice context. We had 24 presentations from academics and researchers from a range of disciplines.