Publications & research

Independent evaluation of our work

You can read the independent evaluation of EV Workshops conducted by the University of Bath over three years here – evaluation report


Barrett-Lennard, GT., Rogers C. Helping Sustem- Journey and Substance. (1998) ISBN 0761956778

Brewin C.R.  (2003)  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  Malady or Myth?  Yale University Press.  New Haven & London.  ISBN-0-300-09984-3

Bulman, R.J., (1992)  Shattered Assumptions – Towards a New Psychology of Trauma. Free Press, New York.

Calhoun L.G., Tedeschi R.G.  (1999)  Facilitating Post Traumatic Growth:  A Clinician’s Guide.  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  London.

Cherry S. Healing the Agony. ISBN 978144111954

Cornell, J., Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing (1994). ISBN: 0-8356-0710-0

Duckett ST. Surviving Violent Crime: A Guide for Progress and Living Well. T.S Duckett (2003). ISBN 0-954.3444-0-5

Dyregrov A.  (2008)  Grief in Children:  A Handbook for Adults.  Jessica Kingsley, London.

Dyregrov, K and Dyregorv, A (2008) Effective grief and bereavement support. Jessica Kingsley, London

French, G.D., & Harris, C.J., Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). ISBN: 1-57444-215-5

Gendlin, ET., Focusing (1992). ISBN 0553278229

Gibb, B., The Rough Guide to the Brain (2007). ISBN: 978-1843536642

Harris-Hendriks J., Black D, Kaplan T., (2000)  When Father Kills Mother – Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief.  (2nd ed) Routledge.  London.

Herman  JL., (1992) Trauma and Recovery – From Domestic Abuse to Physical Terror.  Harper Collins.  London.

Herman, J. Trauma and Recovery- The Aftermath of Violence. ISBN: 0-465-08730-2

Jacobs S.  (1999)  Traumatic Grief:  Diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  Brunner/Mazel.  Philadephia.

Joseph, S., Linley, P. A., (eds)  (2007)   Trauma, recovery, and growth: positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress. Hoeboken: Wiley.

Jung, C.G., Man and his Symbols  (1968). ISBN: 0-330-25321-2

Jung, C.G., Memories, Dreams and Reflections            ISBN: 0-00-654027-9

Lendrum S., Syme G.  (1994)  Gift of Tears:  A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement Counselling.  Routledge.  London.

Levine P. Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, (1997)

Levine P. Healing Trauma. Sounds True, Boulder, CO, (2005)

Littlewood J.  (1992)  Aspects of Grief.  Routledge.  London

Worden J.W. 1987)  Grief: Counselling & Grief Therapy.  Routledge.  London.

Longenecker D. How To Be An Ordinary Hero  (2005). ISBN 0954732162

MacNair R. Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Consequences of Killing. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers,( 2002)

Maslow, A.H., Religions, Values & Peak experiences (1964)

Maslow, A.H., The Farther Reaches of Human Nature  (1964). ISBN: 0-14-019470-3

Meichenbaum, D., Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-A Handbook and Practice Manual for Therapy (1997) ISBN: 0-471-97241-x

Merry, T., The BAPCA Reader-Person-centred Practice (1995). ISBN: 1-898059-16-0

Merry, T.,Learning and Being in Person-centred Counselling. ISBN:1-805924-1

Moreland L. An Ordinary Murder  (2001). ISBN 1854107453

O’Hara, K (2006) A Grief Like no Other – Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love. Marlow & Company. New York.

Parkes C.M.  (1978)  Bereavement:  Studies of Grief in Adult Life.  Pelican.  London.

Partington M. If You Sit Very Still. (2012)

Regel S., Joseph S. (2010)  Post-traumatic Stress: The Facts.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN-978-0-19-956658-7

Riso, DR., & Hudson, R., The Wisdom of the Enneagram- The complete Guide to Psychological and spiritual growth for the nine personality types. (1999). ISBN: -553-37820-1

Rogers, C., Carl Rogers on Personal Power- Inner strength and its revolutionary impact. ISBN: 0-09-462090-3

Rothschild, B., The Body Remembers- The psychophysiology of trauma & trauma treatment (2000). ISBN: 0-393-70327-4

Scott M.J.  (2008)  Moving On After Trauma: A Guide for Survivors, Family and Friends.  Routledge, Hove, East Sussex

Simpson HP. Justice For William: The Story of Wendy Crompton, Mother of a Murdered Son. Waterside Press, (2006)

Sjoqvist, S (Ed) Still here with me – teenagers and children on losing a parent. Jessica Kingsley. London (2005)

Tolle E. The Power of Now (2001). ISBN 0340733500

Van der Kolk, B.A., McFarlane, A.C., & Weisaeth, L  (Eds) (1996)  Traumatic Stress. Guilford, New York.

Wright B.  (1993)  Sudden Death:  Intervention Skills for the Caring Professions.  Churchill Livingstone.  London.

Walsher R.D., Westrup D.  (2007)  Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma-Related Problems.  New Harbinger Publications.  ISBN 978-1-57224-472-6

Wilson, J.P., Freidman, M.J., & Lindy, J.D. Eds. Treating Psychological Trauma & PTSD. ISBN: 1-57230-687-4

Yoder C. The Little Book of Trauma Healing Good Books, Intercourse, PA, (2005)

Yule W. (Ed)  (2003) (3rd ed)  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders: Concepts & Therapy.   Wiley, Chichester.

Zehr H. Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice Scottsdale, PA: Herald (2005)

Zohar, D. The Quantum Self (1991). ISBN: 0-00-654426-6



Amstadter, A B., McCart, MR., Ruggiero KJ (2007) Psychosocial Interventions for Adults with Crime Related PTSD.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 38, no 6, pp.640-651.

Bonanno G.A.  (2004) Loss, Trauma and Human Resilience  American Psychologist Vol. 59, No.1, 20-28

Cameron A.  (1993)  Growth through Grief and Loss in Disaster: A Caring Professional’s Account.  Disaster Management Vol. 5, No. 2, 85-88

Carlson E.B., Dutton M.A.  (2003)  Assessing Experiences and Responses of Crime Victims.  Journal of Traumatic Stress Vol. 16, No. 2, 133-148

Cleiren M.P.H., Grad O., Zavasnik A.  (1996)  Psychosocial impact of bereavement after suicide and fatal traffic accident: a comparative two-country study.  Acta. Psychiatrica. Scandanavica. Vol. 94, 37-44

Cutliffe J  (2002)  Understanding and working with bereavement.  Mental Health Practice Vol. 6., No. 2, 30-37

Dowdney L., Wilson R., Maughan B  (1999)  Psychological disturbance and service provision in parentally bereaved children: prospective case-control study.  BMJ Vol. 319, 354-357

Dyregrov, A., and Regel, S (2012) Early interventions following exposure to traumatic events- implications for practice from recent research. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 17:3, 271-291.

Fox G.C. et al  (1999) Criteria for traumatic grief and PTSD.  British Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 174, No. 6, 560-561

Harrington R., Harrison L.  (1999)  Unproven assumptions about the impact of bereavement on children  Journal of Social Medicine Vol. 92, 230-233

Horowitz M.J. et al  (1997)  Diagnostic criteria for complicated grief disorder.  American Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 154, No. 7, 904-910

Joseph, S., Murphy, D., and Regel, S (2012) An Affective-Cognitive Processing Model of Post Traumatic Growth. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, DOI:10.1002/cpp.1798.

Joseph  S., Linley P.A.  (2006)  Growth following adversity:  Theoretical perspectives and implications for clinical practice.  Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 26, 1041-1053

Lansdown R.  (1985)  Coping with child death: A child’s view.  Nursing Vol. 43, 1264-1265

Linley, P., Joseph, S. (2004) Positive Change Following Trauma and Adversity: A Review. Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 17, No. 1, 11-21

Linley P.A. (2003) Positive Adaptation to Trauma: Wisdom as Both Process and Outcome. Journal of Traumatic Stress Vol.16, No.6. pp.601-610

McMullan-Amick, A., Kilpatrick, D., Veronen, L.J and Smith, S (1989) Family survivors of Homicide Victims: Theoretical Perspectives and an Exploratory Study.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol.2, No1, pp. 21-27.

Parkes C.M.  (1993)  Psychiatric Problems Following Bereavement by Murder or Manslaughter.  British Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 162, 49-54

Prigerson H.G.,  Bierhals A.J., Kasl S.V.  (1997)  Traumatic Grief as a Risk Factor for Mental and Physical Morbidity.  American Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 154, No. 5, 616‑623

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Quinton A.  (1994)   Permission to Mourn.  Nursing Times Vol. 90, No. 12, 31-32

Randall P. (1993) Young children grieve differently from adults.  Professional Care of Mother & Child Feb. 1993, 36-37

Randall P (1993)   Helping 8-16 year olds face loss and grief.  Professional Care of Mother & Child March 1993, 76-77

Rynearson E.K.  (1995) Bereavement after Homicide: A Comparison of Treatment Seekers and Refusers.  British Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 166, 507-510

Simmons M.  (1992)   Helping children grieve.  Nursing Times, Vol. 88, No. 50, 30-32

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Evidence and Practice Review of Support for Victims and Outcome Measurement . National Centre for Social Research. Ministry of Justice Research Series 19/12 (2012)

Early learning from Victim Support’s Homicide Service. National Centre for Social Research. Ministry of Justice Research Series 2/12 (2012)

Satisfaction and Willingness to Engage with the Criminal Justice System. Findings from the Witness and Victim Experience Survey, 2009–10. Ministry of Justice Research Series 1/12 (2012)

Review into the Needs of Families Bereaved by Homicide. Casey L. (2011) Report of the Victims Commissioner.

Left in the Dark – why victims of crime need to be kept informed. Victim Support. (2011) and

Summing Up – A Strategic Audit of the Criminal Justice System. Victim Support (2011). and

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. European Commission.(2010)

Victims’ justice? What Victims and Witnesses really want from Sentencing. Victim Support (2010). and

B. Duffy et al. (2010), Closing the gaps: crime and public perceptions, MORI

Supporting high risk victims of Domestic Violence: a review of MARACS summary and report HO Nov (2010)

Helping families of homicide victims: a multi- dimensional approach Journal of Traumatic Stress volume 1 no 1 1988 Wiley online library.

Public confidence in the Criminal Justice System: findings from the British Crime Survey 2002/03 to 2007/08. Ministry of Justice Research Series 16/10 (2010)

Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses (2010), The Poor Relation – victims in the criminal justice system. Ministry of Justice.

Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses (2010), Ending the justice waiting game: a plea for common sense. Ministry of Justice.

Criminal Justice Joint Inspection (CJJI) (2009), Report of a Joint Thematic Review of Victim and Witness experience in the Criminal Justice System, HMCPSI, HMIC, HMICA; Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMPSI), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA).

Evaluation of the Victims’ Advocate Scheme Pilots: A research report evaluating the victims’ advocate scheme, which explored ways to improve the support available to families in murder and manslaughter cases. Ministry of Justice Research Series 17/08 (2008).

Restorative Justice and Reoffending. Ministry of justice (2008)

Does restorative justice affect reconviction? The fourth report from the evaluation of three schemes.

Hoodie or goodie? The link between violent victimisation and offending in young people: a research report. Victim Support (2007)

Evaluation of the development of support services for victims of road traffic incidents. Ministry Of Justice (2007).This summary describes the main findings from research examining three Home Office-funded pilot schemes delivering support services to victims of road traffic incidents.

Ministry of Justice (16 November 2007), Victims of crime want punishment – but not always prison. Available at:

Restorative Justice: the views of victims and offenders – the third report from the evaluation of three schemes. Centre for Criminological Research,

University of Sheffield. Ministry of Justice Research Series 3/07 (2007)

The schemes ran RJ services at different points in the criminal justice system and involved a range of offences, predominately with adults.  This report explores the views of victims and offenders taking part, of the process.

Evaluation of young witness support: examining the impact on witnesses and the criminal justice system.  Ministry of Justice (2007). This research summarises an evaluation of six specialist young witness schemes.

Crime and Prejudice – the support needs of victims of hate crime: a research report. Victim Support (2006)

In the aftermath: the support needs of people bereaved by homicide. A research report. Victim Support (2006)

Audit Commission (2003), Victims and Witnesses – providing better support.

Bradford, B. The quality of police contact: procedural justice concerns among victims of crime in London, London School of Economics

Tony Marshall (1999), Restorative justice: an overview, p.5, Home Office: Research, Development and Statistics Directorate.

For further research on Restorative Justice go to


Other publications

The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (2020) Victims’ Code 2020

Memorandum of Understanding – Murder Manslaughter and Infanticide Abroad. FCO (2012). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and the Coroners Society.