20. How services work together in different countries to reintegrate prisoners

In this episode Professor Sarah Hean, from the University of Stavanger, Norway talks with PHD candidate Amanda Pasma from Leiden University in the Netherlands.  They talk of how the Netherlands uses the offender management framework as a means of managing relations between prisons and community services and compare this with the Norwegian Import model.  They discuss Amanda´s research into current contact between prisoner and professionals from prisons and community, the invisibility of prisoners with certain reintegration needsand the implications of this. 

Extra resource/Further reading

  • Pasma, Amanda & van Ginneken, Esther & Palmen, Hanneke & Nieuwbeerta, Paul. (2022). Do Prisoners With Reintegration Needs Receive Relevant Professional Assistance?. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 10.1177/0306624X221086554. DOI:10.1177/0306624X221086554 


This COLAB consortium is a partnership of criminal justice related organisations and academic institutions from Norway, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands.  The consortium was funded by the Marie Curie Sklodowska EU programme of Horizon2020. Much of the work of our consortium was based in Norway and therefore some of our podcast episodes are in Norwegian language.  However, because of the international nature of the COLAB consortium, much of the series is in  English. The Podcast series is funded by the Norwegian Research Council FORSTERK programme and produced by the University of Stavanger (COLAB FORSTERK 2021-2023).

Sarah Hean, University of Stavanger, Norway

Sarah Hean, University of Stavanger, Norway