Substantial and thorough 82 page document. Overall finding is that: “While confirming the current paucity of high quality research and evaluation in the field, the survey findings show very clearly that the arts have the capacity and potential to offer a range of innovative, theory-informed and practical approaches that can enhance and extend provision of educational, developmental and therapeutic programmes across the criminal justice sector. They show that the arts are associated with positive criminal justice outcomes and can play an important part in changing individual, institutional and social circumstances which sponsor criminal behaviour.”

Jenny Hughes
The Unit for the Arts and Offenders
Doing the arts justice – A review of the research literature, practice and theory