Ellis, Elaine

Elaine Ellis
Start date:
October 2013
Research Topic:
The impact of privatisation on relationships between offenders and their supervisors
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Kirsty Hudson, Prof. Trevor Jones
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

A mixed methods exploratory study investigating the way probation practitioners perceive their relationships with offenders in the first year after privatisation.  Probation practitioners working in Community Rehabilitation Companies  (CRC) will be surveyed to find out what they value as important within the supervisor-supervisee relationship and the aspirations they have for the offenders they supervise.  Comparisons will be made based on the nature of the organisation heading up the CRC. The findings will be related to earlier studies that investigated what quality meant within supervisor-supervisee relationships prior to privatisation. The research will conclude by reporting on the significance of the findings for future commissioning of offender services in the community.

Selected recent publications

Rex, S. and Ellis, E. (2011) The research and evaluation programme for offender engagement , Eurovista, 2 (1).

Ellis, E., Fortune, J. and Peters, G. (2007), Partnership Problems: Analysis and Re-Design, Crime Prevention & Community Safety 9, 34–51 (1 February 2007).