IN-CJ Podcast 017 – Cyber Supervision: Before, During and After the Pandemic
Today we hosted the THIRD international webinar of this year on the topic of probation. In this webinar we opened up a conversation about how the experience of rapid change during the pandemic, and how practice has been affected. Our discussion aimed to think about what will be the long-term impact on the supervision of offenders in the community. Our question was: how has on-line contact affected work? What is the role of telephone technology?
The event was co-chaired by Professor Ioan Durnescu from Bucharest University, Romania and Sonia Flynn, CBE, Chief Probation Officer and Director Women, HM Prison and Probation Service, England and Wales.
The programme included presentations from different parts of the world:
- An Introduction to the Use of On-line Technology in Probation Supervision – Professor Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest, Romania.
- Cell Phones to the Rescue: leveraging technology to improve supervision outcomes – Professor Ron Corbett, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.
- Future Priorities for Tech Development in Probation – Panel discussion
Each presentation was followed by questions from the audience. In answering these questions, the presenters are joined by round-table experts.