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Working with Offenders: Issues, Contexts and Outcomes - New Directions in Social Work series (Hardback)
  • Working with Offenders: Issues, Contexts and Outcomes - New Directions in Social Work series (Hardback)

Working with Offenders: Issues, Contexts and Outcomes - New Directions in Social Work series (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 08/01/1996
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Working with Offenders examines the current knowledge, skills and values which are needed by those working as probation officers and social workers for effective and competent practice. As well as looking at areas of practice which are of central importance to the altering roles of practitioners, this original textbook provides a critical appraisal of the policies and requirements which guide those roles.

Written in an accessible style by experienced academics and professionals, the book examines: the issues which inform practice - training, skills and competences, antidiscriminatory practice, autonomy and accountability, masculinity and the causes of crime; the contexts in which work with offenders take place - probation committees, boards, pre-sentence reports, community penalties, prison, and the community; and the outcomes of good practice - including partnerships against crime, efficiency, effectiveness and an evaluation of crime prevention and broader methods of intervention.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803976214
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

`As a practitioner I found it helpful and illuminating to find all the key debates and issues, together with some summaries available research and evidence, in one volume' - Youth and Policy

`A recurrent theme is the increasing centralisation of probation policy, increasing managerialism and the implications thereof for professional autonomy and accountability.... In conveying clearly the context of contemporary probation practice, this book will be of particular value to students on courses which themselves, ironically, have fallen victim to centralised initiatives that deny the relevance of social work values and skills to work with offenders' - Community Care

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