Prison psychology and parole

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Course Overview

Delivered by parole specialist Dean Kingham, this bite size webinar will discuss the quality of the prison psychology service. Consideration will be given to the use of and the framing of instructions for independent psychologists.

In addition, viewers will receive guidance regarding the impact which a client wishing to maintain their innocence or denial can have on risk, if any.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have a greater understanding of prison psychology and the impact which this can have on parole
    • Be able to identify if there is a need to use independent psychologists and how to go about doing so in practice
    • Know how to utilise psychological research evidence

What is the target audience?

  • Prison law practitioners




About Instructor - Dean Kingham

Dean is Head of the Prison law, Crime and Public Law department at Swain Solicitors.

Having represented some of the most high profile prisoners in recent years, Dean was listed in the 2015 Legal 500 directory which described him as a ‘specialist in parole’. Dean is a current committee member for the Association of Prison Lawyers and sits on the Parole Board user group and Parole Standards Board.

In addition, Dean has assisted FASO (False Allegation Support Organisation), has close links with JENGBA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association) and is a member of Justice, the Law reform and human rights organisation.

Course Curriculum

Prison psychology and parole

  • Webinar - Prison Psychology and Parole


  • Reference Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page