Experiences of Supervised Bail

This report outlines in details the findings of interviews with people who had been on supervised bail. These interviews explored the bailees experiences of supervised bail and the perceived impact of supervised bail on bailee's lives and behaviour. These interviews formed one strand of a wider research project on supervised bail, and a report on the full findings of this project is published alongside this report


The researchers would like to thank all those who assisted in this research.

This includes Criminal Justice Social Work, Sacro, and the Scottish Prison Service, all of whom assisted this research by providing access to their premises for interviews. We would particularly like to thank those supervised bail workers who took time to ask their clients and ex-clients on our behalf if they would like to take part in this research, and who arranged venues for the interviews when this was requested.

We would also like to thank those who took the time to accompany the main interviewer across the country in the pursuit of interviews.

We are grateful for the comments from two peer reviewers, which led to several improvements in the report.

Finally, thank you to the people who we interviewed, for taking the time to tell us about their experiences. This report would not exist without you.

Thank you


Email: Carole Wilson

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