CJP Summer Course

Radicalisation – Desistance – Engaging offenders to change

Are you a professional practicing in a Criminal Justice setting?
Meet colleagues from across Europe for a multi-disciplinary course, build a new network and learn new skills on a course with an international perspective.

Are you a researcher or specialist practitioner looking for an opportunity to learn new ideas and approaches?
Benefit from cross-fertilisation and an exchange of project information and methodologies.

Do you run a Criminal Justice organisation committed to developing best practice?
Send a representative expert to stretch his/her learning and to bring back new thinking.

The Criminal Justice Platform is launching a new event in Barcelona July 2017. The focus will be on developing practice. Expert practitioners will be running courses for colleagues from across Europe.The aim is to ‘examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilization and build new networks to improve services and practice in prisons, probation and restorative justice’.

Workshop Approach

The summer course will be a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and field visits. The three parallel workshops will be attended by a mixture of participants with a background in prison, probation and restorative justice from a variety of European countries. Each workshop will have a specific focus. Methods will include training, presentations and discussions among the participants.

Workshop Themes

Radicalisation: focusing on understanding, recognizing, signaling, prison management and reintegration on the basis of case studies.

Desistance: looking at how and why people stop offending, what factors or predictors are involved in desistance, implications for practice/interventions and criminal justice processes.

Engaging offenders to change: dealing with resistance of offenders, their motivation to change, commitment, support and accountability.


When and where?

4 7 July 2017

Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training

C/ Ausiàs Marc, 40. Barcelona

Fee: 400€ after 1 May 2017 per participant for the event (350€ is the early booking rate up to 1 May). Flights, accommodation and subsistence are NOT included. Attendance certification will be provided.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your registration to the Summer Course before 30 April, you will receive a refund of 90% of your registration fee. If you cancel before 31 May, you will receive a refund of 50%. After this date, reimbursement is no longer possible.


Please register for the summer courses here.

Speakers and workshop leaders

Dr Beth Weaver. Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Tim Chapman. Visiting Lecturer, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and Chair of the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Liesbeth van der Heide. Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague, Netherlands.

Dr Ioan Durnescu. Professor, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania.

Target audience

Expert practitioners; subject specialists; Masters’ students with practice experience; project development leaders; practice managers; trainers; academic practice teachers; researchers.


You may find a list of hotels near the venue here.


The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is a partnership of three network organisations -the Confederation of European Probation (CEP), EuroPris and the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJand they organize this Summer Course in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and the Centre for Legal Studies (Catalan Department of Justice).

More information

For more information, please contact Ms Berta Framis, the Platform’s development manager: berta.framis@gencat.cat



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