Nordic and Scottish Civil Society Organisations Working with Offenders and the Effects of Service Delivery: Is Pursuing Mission Impossible Whilst Bidding for Contracts?

@inproceedings{Helminen2016NordicAS,
  title={Nordic and Scottish Civil Society Organisations Working with Offenders and the Effects of Service Delivery: Is Pursuing Mission Impossible Whilst Bidding for Contracts?},
  author={Maija Helminen},
  year={2016}
}
It has been suggested that civil society organisations (CSOs) in the penal sector may be losing their autonomy, whilst delivering services to the public sector. This interview-based study explores this question in the context of Nordic and Scottish CSOs. The findings reveal that for these CSOs that already are dependent on co-operation with the criminal justice system, service-delivery contracts have generated additional difficulties in remaining truthful to their missions. However, those CSOs… CONTINUE READING
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