CRIME - Challenging Thinking Programme 2

"This is the best resource we have ever used" (CRIME CTP 1)
J. Lawlor (Manchester YOT)

“I would definitely recommend these to other services as they are so different and have more impact than other programmes I’ve used”
Paul Moss (HRU Group Work Specialist, Kent IYS)

Reality Picture

This programme was developed with serving prisoners and ex offenders and is based upon their views of what needs to be challenged when working with changing young peoples' attitudes towards offending.

The programme is very much focused on stimulating debate and getting the participants to engage, providing a unique tool to creatively Extend / Improve / Develop Offender Management Programmes for all YOT / YOS’s, STC’s, YOI’s.



Eight session programme comprised of:

A 48 page hard copy reference manual, with a 251 page Session Support CD-Rom being suitable for both group and individual work.

The programme is split into 4 sections, each with an evaluation and provides Youth Justice Services and organisations with a tailored prevention / intervention programme ideally suited for all levels of offending.

Further specialist areas include:

  • Challenging the contradictions, stereotypes and discrepancies in terms of the values which underpin offending culture (from the experiences of serving prisoners)
  • The role (and risks) of reputations and street images cultivated by young offenders
  • peer pressure and case study examples form prisoners' own experiences
  • Discussion around the blatant exaggeration, lies, and fantasy relating to the portrayal of crimes amongst offenders
  • Exploring the situations and choices-made by prisoners who no longer wished to live or suffer the consequences of a criminal lifestyle

*A 20% discount is available when purchased together with the CRIME- Challenging Thinking Programme 1(Total cost for both = £630 instead of £790)