Lewis, S. (in press). Humanity, leadership and hope. Prison Service Journal. 

Lewis, S. (in press). The Prison Growth Project: Transforming Organisational Culture and Identity Collaboratively. Probation Quarterly. 


Lewis S. (2019). 'May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. The importance of reciprocal hope in prison growth', Prison Service Journal.  Free access here:


Lewis, S. (2018). Culture Club Assemble!  The powerful role of multi-agent relationships in prison habilitation.  In A. Pycroft and D. Gough (Eds).  Multi-agency Working (2nd Eds) 

Lewis, S. (2018).  A campaign for climate change: The role of therapeutic relationships within rehabilitation.  In G. Ackerman , A. Needs and G. Bainbridge. Transforming environments and offender rehabilitation. 


Halden Photo Book (2016) Available at:

Sandaker Photo Book (2016) Available at:


Lewis, S. (June, 2016).  Island of Hope.  Inside Times. Retrieved from


Lewis, S. (2016).  Therapeutic correctional Relationships: Theory, Research and Practice.  London: Routledge. 

Judd, P., & Lewis, S. (2015). Working against the odds: How probation practitioners can support desistance in young adult offenders.  European Journal of Probation, 7, 58-75.


Lewis, S. (2014). Exploring positive working relationships in light of the aims of probation, using a collaborative approach. Probation Journal,1-12.  DOI: 10.1177/0264550514548249


Lewis, S. (2014) Learning from success and failure : deconstructing the working relationship within probation practice and exploring its impact upon probationers, using a collaborative approach Probation Journal, 61 (2), 161-175. DOI: 10.1177/0264550514523816


Lewis, S. (2014) Responding to domestic abuse : multi agented systems, probation programmes and emergent outcomes In: Pycroft A., Bartollas C., eds. Applying complexity theory : whole systems approaches in criminal justice and social work. Policy Press, pp. 221-246 ISBN 9781447311409


Conference Presentations


Lewis, S. (March 2016).  Learning lessons from penal exceptionalism: An exploration into how penal exceptionalism can assist in the re-imagining of penal justice across the globe. Howard League Conference, University of Oxford.


Lewis, S. (November, 2015). Working to de-radicalise using therapeutic relationships.  RAN conference, Rome.


Lewis, S. (July 2014) Therapeutic Correctional Relationships: playing the game. British Society of Criminology Conference in Portsmouth.   


Lewis, S. (2013). Who worked? A phenomenological study considering the relationship between probation staff and offenders, using a collaborative approach. Post-graduate Winter Study School.  University of Portsmouth.


Lewis, S. (2012). What doesn’t “work”? Exploring what threatens the working relationship between probationer and practitioner, exploring possible solutions and implications to correctional training: British Society of Criminology Conference in Portsmouth. 

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