Dr Matt Cracknell


NameDr Matt Cracknell
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Criminology
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9909-1173
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

Comment piece: The inspection of Offender Management in Custody – new resettlement policy, same old problems

Cracknell, M. 2023. Comment piece: The inspection of Offender Management in Custody – new resettlement policy, same old problems. Probation Journal. 70 (3), pp. 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1177/02645505231191455

‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation

Ward, J. and Cracknell, M. 2023. ‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation. Probation Quarterly. 27, pp. 21-25. https://doi.org/10.54006/nkmv7477

The diminishing voice of the probation service

Cracknell, M. 2023. The diminishing voice of the probation service. Probation Quarterly. 27, pp. 35-40. https://doi.org/10.54006/BAFW7149

Invisible men: Short prison sentences and the pains of invisibility and insignificance

Cracknell, M. 2023. Invisible men: Short prison sentences and the pains of invisibility and insignificance. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. 62 (3), pp. 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12517

Horizontal and vertical responsibilisation in the resettlement field

Cracknell, M. 2023. Horizontal and vertical responsibilisation in the resettlement field. Safer Communities. 22 (1), pp. 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-09-2022-0037

Effective practice in resettlement

Cracknell, M. 2023. Effective practice in resettlement. Manchester, UK HM Inspectorate of Probation.

Resettlement: a people first approach to community (re)integration

Cracknell, M. and Flinterman, C. 2022. Resettlement: a people first approach to community (re)integration. in: Burke, L., Carr, N., Cluley, E., Collet, S. and McNeill, F. (ed.) Reimagining Probation Practice: Re-forming Rehabilitation in an Age of Penal Excess Routledge.

The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad

Cracknell, M. and Ward, J. 2022. The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad. Prisoners Abroad.

Running on the treadmill: Practitioner experiences of mass supervision

Cracknell, M. 2022. Running on the treadmill: Practitioner experiences of mass supervision. European Journal of Probation. 14 (2), pp. 109-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/20662203221104925

Trapped in a cycle: the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 and the rise in recall to custody

Cracknell, M. 2022. Trapped in a cycle: the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 and the rise in recall to custody. ECAN bulletin.

From the 'seamless sentence' to 'through the gate': understanding the common threads of resettlement policy failures

Cracknell, M. 2021. From the 'seamless sentence' to 'through the gate': understanding the common threads of resettlement policy failures. British Journal of Community Justice. 17 (2), pp. 86-103. https://doi.org/10.48411/pfz6-ba61

Assessing the resettlement reforms under transforming rehabilitation

Cracknell, M. 2021. Assessing the resettlement reforms under transforming rehabilitation. Probation Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.54006/WXGS7129

The resettlement net: ‘revolving door’ imprisonment and carceral (re)circulation

Cracknell, M. 2023. The resettlement net: ‘revolving door’ imprisonment and carceral (re)circulation. Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology. 25 (1), pp. 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745211035837

'Trying to make it matter': The challenges of assimilating a resettlement culture into a 'local' prison

Cracknell, M. 2023. 'Trying to make it matter': The challenges of assimilating a resettlement culture into a 'local' prison. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 23 (2), pp. 165-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211037469

Practitioner and service user experiences of short term imprisonment and resettlement under the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014

Cracknell, M. 2020. Practitioner and service user experiences of short term imprisonment and resettlement under the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014. PhD thesis Middlesex University School of Law

Transforming rehabilitation: a failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration

Cracknell, M. and Trebilcock, J. 2020. Transforming rehabilitation: a failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration. in: Birch, P. and Sicard, L. (ed.) Prisons and Community Corrections Critical Issues and Emerging Controversies London Routledge. pp. 1-14

Post-sentence supervision: A case study of the extension of community resettlement support for short sentence prisoners

Cracknell, M. 2020. Post-sentence supervision: A case study of the extension of community resettlement support for short sentence prisoners. Probation Journal. 67 (4), pp. 340-357. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550520942834

Post-release reforms for short prison sentences: Re-legitimising and widening the net of punishment

Cracknell, M. 2018. Post-release reforms for short prison sentences: Re-legitimising and widening the net of punishment. Probation Journal. 65 (3), pp. 302-315. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550518776779

Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module

Ward, J., Gray, N. and Cracknell, M. 2017. Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module. London Middlesex University.

Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes

Cracknell, M. 2016. Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes. Probation Journal. 63 (2), pp. 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648401
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