Room 113 St. Paul’s College
University of Manitoba
70 Dysart Road
Phone: (204) 474-9264
Fax: (204) 474-7620
1994 - Ph.D., London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK
1974 - M.A., University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1973 - B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Areas of Specialization:
• Social Work and Criminal Justice;
• Services to Victims;
• Aboriginal People & the Criminal Justice System;
• Historical Development of Canadian Social Policy.
Social Work Education & preparation for practice in Criminal Justice; Desistance from Crime, Programs for perpetrators of family violence
Bracken, D. Ethnicity, Identity and Criminal Justice in The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology Edited by Deirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly, Michelle Butler London: Routledge (forthcoming, October 2015)
Hart, M. & Bracken, D. Canadian Social Work Practice and Indigenous People in Social Work in a Global Context Issues and Challenges. Edited by Palattiyil, G., Sidhva, D. & Chakrabarti, M. London: Routledge (forthcoming, July 2015)
Bracken, D. (2014) Probation Practice with Travellers in the Republic of Ireland Irish Probation Journal 11 (October) 44-62
Bracken, D. (2014) Correctional Officer Training in Canada in Understanding Penal Practices Fergus McNeill & Ioan Durnescu (eds.) London: Taylor & Francis
Bracken, D. (2010) Criminal Justice Social Work in Three Countries in Taylor, R. Hill, M. & McNeill, F. (eds.) 21st Century Social Workers: A resource for early professional development. Birmingham: Venture Press
McNeill, F. Bracken, D. & Clarke, A. (2010) Social Work in Criminal Justice in Ian Shaw, Katharine Briar-Lawson, Joan Orme, Roy Ruckdeschel (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research. London: Sage
Bracken, D. (2010) Differing Conceptions of Risk & Need among Irish Probation Officers Irish Probation Journal 7 (10)
Mc Neill, F., Bracken, D. & Clarke, A. (2010) Social Work, Criminal Justice and their Reconfiguring Relationships. Revista de Asistenţă Socială 1
Bracken, D., Dean, L., & Morrissette, L. (2009). Desistance & Social Marginalization: The Case of Canadian Aboriginal Offenders. Theoretical Criminology.
Bracken, D.(2007). Probation in the US and Canada in Canton, R. & Hancock, D. Dictionary of Probation & Offender Management.
Bracken, D.(2007). Risk Management and/or Punishment in the Community: Supervising Conditional Sentences. British Journal of Community Justice, 5(2).
Dean, L., Bracken, D. & Morrissette, L.(2007). Desistance within an urban Aboriginal Gang. Probation Journal, 54(2).
Bracken, D. (2004). Mergers between Community Corrections & Custodial Staff–the Canadian Experience. British Journal of Community Justice, 3 (2).
Bracken, D.(2003). Skills & Knowledge for Contemporary Probation Practice. Probation Journal, 50 (2).
Bacon, Brenda & Bracken, Denis.(2002). Evaluation of the Manitoba Justice Partner Abuse Short Term Intervention Program (PAST). Child & Family Research Group, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba.