The challenges of outcome measurement for arts practitioners in the criminal justice sector

ALBERTSON, Katherine and O'KEEFFE, Caroline (2016). The challenges of outcome measurement for arts practitioners in the criminal justice sector. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 55 (4), 496-513.

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Abstract

Arts activities have long been used to help rehabilitate offenders and there is anecdotal evidence to support their transformative power, yet providers have struggled to provide ‘hard evidence’ of their effectiveness. The UK Government has introduced Payment by Results as a principle component of its public sector reforms. Thus arts projects within criminal justice are now required to engage with an outcomes-based commissioning process. This paper uses an evaluation of the Writers in Prison Foundation to explore the challenges and possibilities presented by this political landscape and to suggest approaches to outcome measurement which will help arts practitioners to survive and flourish.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Law and Criminology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12183
Depositing User: Katherine Albertson
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 11:34
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14129

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