Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET)

Humane, participatory and responsive approaches to working with service users who are serving court orders in prison or in the community are now empirically associated with service user empowerment and reductions in rates of reoffending.

The Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET) aims to promote these approaches through collaborative evaluation projects involving frontline criminal justice practitioners in Wales and in international jurisdictions.

SSET’s evaluations of frontline criminal justice practices are designed to bridge the widely documented gap between criminal justice practices and the research evidence. Our evaluations aim to promote the implementation of humane, participatory and responsive strategies for engaging service users, empowering them, and equipping them with skills and resources that can facilitate their full participation and inclusion in society as citizens.

SSET’s funders include the Youth Justice Board and the National Probation Service in Wales.

About us

Director

Dr Pamela Ugwudike is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University. She is also the Director of the Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET)

Academic Advisors

Professor Peter Raynor is Research Professor of Criminology in the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University. Professor Raynor is SSET’s Academic Adviser

Professor Jason Davies is Professor in Psychology at Swansea University and part time as a Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with ABMU Health Board.

Research Staff

Gemma Morgan and Bridget Kerr are Lecturers in Criminology and Researchers in the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University.

Amy Milliner is a Research Assistant with experience in evaluation research.