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The ISTD Handbook of Community Programmes

Edited by Carol Martin


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This second edition of the highly successful ISTD Handbook contains details of over 300 community programmes from across the United Kingdom. Initiatives from Scotland and Northern Ireland are included for the first time, as are projects aimed at community safety and crime prevention, alongside established programmes which offer community-based treatment options as a direct alternative to custody for convicted young offenders. Information about the programmes includes:

  • Accommodation, housing and fostering
  • Alcohol, drugs and gambling
  • Anger management
  • Arson
  • Auto crime and motor projects
  • Bail support
  • Black People
  • Burglary
  • Diversion
  • Drinking and driving
  • Education, training and employment
  • Family group conferencing
  • Mediation
  • Mental disorders and personality disorders
  • Mentoring
  • Outdoor activities and sports
  • Parenting skills
  • Prisons
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenders
  • Violence
  • Women’s programmes
  • General and miscellaneous.

The ISTD Handbook is the only nationwide compilation of this type of information from across the different agencies. it will be of interest to courts and a wide range of agencies.

Published in association with ISTD (Now the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies)


Carol Martin holds a masters degree in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and has undertaken responsibilities as a justice of the peace, member of a prison Board of Visitors, criminal justice researcher and freelance consultant. She has worked within the criminal justice field in both a professional and lay capacity since 1980. Apart from her work on young and juvenile offenders, she has also undertaken research on drug use and drug rehabilitation in prisons, prison Boards of Visitors, day visits to prison for young offenders (‘Scared Straight’ programmes), equal opportunities policies in the police and crime prevention and community safety.

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Weight460 g
Dimensions234 × 156 × 17 mm


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