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Title: Can models of organisational change help to understand ‘success’ and ‘failure’ in community sentences? Applying Kotter’s model of organisational change to an Integrated Offender Management case study
Authors: King, Sam
Hopkins, Matt
Cornish, Neil
First Published: 18-Jul-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US), British Society of Criminology
Citation: Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2017
Abstract: A number of nationally-driven initiatives have led to significant changes in the framework of community sentences, with various agencies being required to work in ‘joined-up’ multi-agency arrangements. Most notably, perhaps, has been the increased working relationship between police and probation, most recently within Integrated Offender Management (IOM). Although these have produced some positive outcomes in relation to crime reduction, success is sporadic and often quite modest. Research has identified a number of barriers to successful implementation, and this article builds on this by drawing upon fresh empirical evidence to argue that the success of such schemes relies on the management of organisational change that will inevitably and necessarily occur. Applying Kotter’s model of organisational change to data generated from an evaluation of two IOM schemes in England, the article offers an explanatory account of the implementation of the schemes and the possible effect this had on efforts to reduce crime.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1748895817721274
ISSN: 1748-8958
eISSN: 1748-8966
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, SAGE Publications (UK and US), British Society of Criminology . Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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