Integrated Offender Management was introduced by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice in 2009. Since its introduction, it has been piloted, developed and implemented across probation and policing areas within England and Wales. The scheme aims to reduce reoffending through the targeting of specific cohorts of offenders within local areas. Understanding its overall effectiveness would therefore be paramount in supporting its ongoing development. This article presents a systematic review of the research regarding the effectiveness of Integrated Offender Management. There were 15 articles reviewed in this regard, using a search criterion and assessment of the research aims. The findings revealed key areas which impact upon effectiveness: partnerships; locality and offender cohorts; finance; and workforce.
- female offending
- Integrated Offender Management
- Prolific and other Priority Offender
- systematic review