Problem Solving: Magistrate's Court

Jess Moggs
Mind Map by Jess Moggs, updated more than 1 year ago
Jess Moggs
Created by Jess Moggs over 5 years ago


This is my mind map for my work experience in the Magistrate's Court

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Problem Solving: Magistrate's Court
1 Offenders Willing To Engage
1.1 Women more willing to engage than men
1.2 Willing to share more about WHY they were in court (blame attribution)
1.3 Most took leaflets and some (but very list) seemed like they would use the help
1.4 Most didn't understand or see the point
1.5 To engage with it straight after court was very distressing to most people
1.6 Older offenders engaged less possibly because of our age (patronising effect)
2 Responsibility and Blame Attribution
2.1 Offend because of difficult time
2.2 Isn't their fault, victimising themselves through court experience
2.3 Not taking responsibility for actions despite being remorseful
2.4 Always something to lead them to this position
2.5 Felt cases over exaggerated or wrongly accused
2.6 Women more accepting of responsibility
2.7 A need to explain themselves
2.8 Some unwilling to accept responsibility completely as well as refusing to engage with he court orders
3 Support
3.1 After court guidance and counselling needed
3.2 Not enough support through process
3.3 Reluctant to receive help when offered from us?
3.4 Seemed eager for some sort of extra support after court
3.5 A need for emotional support
3.6 Specific support for offenders
3.7 Possible system to express their feelings about their court experience
4 Men vs Women Offenders
4.1 Women tended to be more quiet and upset
4.2 Men were more willing to share personal information
4.3 Women wanted the help more than men but still didn't seem to engage with it
4.4 Men generally saw it as more of an opportunity to complain about the court
4.5 Men wanted to explain that it was not their fault more than women
4.6 Women accepted responsibility but also diffused the blame to other aspects of their life
4.7 Men didn't really seem to accept responsibility for their actions
5 Offender Typical Background
5.1 Currently dealing with difficult situation
5.2 Homeless or poor living conditions
5.3 Small income or inconsistent income
5.4 Unable to find work, or not wanting to work
5.5 Usually previously offended
6 Characteristics and Qualities
6.1 open about past and personal experiences
6.2 feel they can deal with their own problems (don't like to ask for help)
6.3 Either extremely open and talkative or very upset and quiet
6.4 Usually very unhappy after court
6.5 Reluctant to address wider issues
7 Court Experience
7.1 Patronising
7.2 Slow
7.3 Not enough support
7.4 Distressing
7.5 Embarressing
7.6 Unsympathetic
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