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Dr Sam Lewis' Publications

Books

  • Lewis SJ, Raynor P, Smith D, Wardak A, Race and Probation (Willan Publishing, 2006), xxi,234p

Journal articles

  • Lewis S, Crawford A, Traynor P, ‘Nipping Crime in the Bud? The Use of Anti-Social Behaviour Interventions with Young People in England and Wales’, British Journal of Criminology 2016
    DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azw072, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104223/

    This article presents findings from a study of the use of anti-social behaviour (ASB) warning letters, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs) and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) with 3,481 young people from four large metropolitan areas in England which challenge dominant narratives about their use and impact. The findings unsettle prevailing beliefs concerning the targeted use of ASB interventions to tackle low-level incivilities and the timing of their use within a young person’s deviant trajectory. They also contest the logical sequencing of behaviour regulation strategies by demonstrating the haphazard deployment of ASB sanctions within complex webs of prevention, ASB and youth justice interventions. The article concludes by considering the findings alongside recent youth justice trends in England and Wales.

  • Lewis SJ, Raynor P, ‘Risk-need Assessment, Sentencing and Minority Ethnic Offenders in Britain’, The British Journal of Social Work, 41 (2011), 1357-1371

  • Lewis SJ, ‘La criminalisation des jeunes et les tendances compensatrices: La justice des mineurs en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles’, Deviance et Societe, 33.3 (2009), 335-349

  • Lewis SJ, Maguire M, Raynor P, Vanstone M, Vennard J, ‘What works in resettlement? Findings from seven Pathfinders for short-term prisoners in England and Wales’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7.1 (2007), 33-53
    DOI: 10.1177/1748895807072475

  • Lewis SJ, Calverley A, Cole B, Kaur G, Raynor P, Sadeghi S, Smith D, Vanstone M, Wardak A, ‘Black and Asian Offenders on Probation: Implications of the Home Office Study’, The Probation Journal, 53.1 (2006), 24-37

  • Lewis SJ, Lobley D, Raynor P, Smith D, ‘The Irish on Probation in the North-West of England’, Probation Journal: the journal of community and criminal justice, 52.3 (2005), 293-295

  • Lewis SJ, ‘Rehabilitation: Headline or Footnote in the New Penal Policy?’, Probation Journal, 52.2 (2005), 119-135
    DOI: 10.1177/0264550505052645

  • Lewis SJ, Lobley D, Raynor P, Smith D, ‘The Irish on probation in England’, Irish Probation Journal, 2.1 (2005), 4-19

  • Lewis SJ, ‘What Works in the Resettlement of Short-term Prisoners? Findings from Seven Pathfinders, and their Implications for the Probation Service’, Vista: Perspectives on Probation, 8.3 (2004), 163-170

  • Lewis SJ, ‘Halliday and the White Paper: getting to the 'Hart' of sentencing?’, Vista: Perspectives on Probation, 7.3 (2002), 256-261

Chapters

  • Lewis SJ, ‘The criminalisation of juveniles and countervailing trends: youth justice in England and Wales’, in The Criminalisation of Youth: Juvenile Justice in Europe, Turkey and Canada (Brussels: VUB Press, 2010), 77-92

  • Lewis SJ, ‘The Probation Service and Race Equality’, in Race and Criminal Justice (London: Sage, 2009), 102-121

  • Crawford A, Lewis SJ, ‘Evolutions mondiales, orientations nationales et justice locale : Les effets du néo – libéralisme sur la justice des mineurs en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles’, in La Justice Pénale des Mineurs en Europe: Entre Modele Welfare et Inflexions Néo-libérales, ed. by Bailleau F and Cartyvels Y (L’Harmattan, 2007), 23-43

    It has been suggested that contemporary processes of globalisation, underpinned by a rising tide of neo-liberalism and concomitant shifts away from social democratic and welfarist politics, herald an homogenous pan-European system of youth justice dominated by a risk management and punitive model. To explore this hypothesis, we examine the influence of neo-liberalism on youth justice in England and Wales, often assumed to be the harbinger of American-inspired criminal justice reforms on the European stage. Whilst many trends, policies and practices appear to bear witness to the influence of neo-liberalism and an ‘Americanisation of criminal justice policies’, there is also evidence of countervailing tendencies. This chapter explicitly focuses upon, first, understanding some of the different dynamics at play that are often conflated within debates about the influence of global neo-liberal trends and, secondly, analysing the ambivalent and uneven reception of neo-liberal influences within contemporary youth justice in England and Wales. It also suggests that many assertions about youth justice which claim to be global often take their sense and limitations from connections between crime control, culture and politics. It concludes that the convergence of youth justice across Europe is likely to be circumscribed by political ambiguity, as well as institutional and cultural dynamics.

  • Lewis SJ, ‘Adult Offenders: Policy Developments in England and Wales’, in Developments in Social Work with Offenders, ed. by McIvor G and Raynor P (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007), 62-81

  • Lewis SJ, ‘Minority ethnic experiences of probation supervision and programmes’, in Race and Probation, ed. by Lewis and others (Willan, 2006), 181-199

  • Raynor P, Lewis SJ, ‘Black and Asian men on probation: Who are they, and what are their criminogenic needs?’, in Race and Probation, ed. by Lewis and others (Willan, 2006), 61-80

  • Lewis SJ, Olumide J, ‘Not black and white: mixed heritage experiences of criminal justice’, in Race and Probation, ed. by Lewis and others (Willan, 2006), 121-142

Reports

  • Calverley A, Cole B, Kaur G, Lewis SJ, Raynor P, Sadeghi S, Smith D, Vanstone M, Wardak A, Black and Asian Offenders on Probation, (Home Office, 2004)

    Author URL [www.homeoffice.gov.uk]

  • Lewis SJ, Maguire M, Raynor P, Vanstone M, Vennard J, The Resettlement of Short-Term Prisoners: An Evaluation of Seven Pathfinders, (Home Office, 2003)

    Author URL [www.homeoffice.gov.uk]

  • Lewis SJ, Vennard J, Maguire M, Raynor P, Vanstone M, Raybould S, Rix A, The Resettlement of Short-term Prisoners: An Evaluation of Seven Pathfinders, (Home Office, 2003)

    Author URL [www.homeoffice.gov.uk]

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