Working With Offenders

Indeed, there are many different players and stakeholders in criminal justice, and working with offenders is by its very nature a very complex and challenging area in which to work. Perhaps the biggest challenge is how to bring together ...

Working With Offenders

This book provides a theoretically informed guide to the practice of working with offenders in different settings and for different purposes. It deals with topics such as offender rehabilitation, case management, worker-offender relationships, working with difficult clients and situations, collaboration, addressing complex needs, and processes of integration. The book offers a unique perspective on working with offenders in that it incorporates three key elements. As part of the latter, it provides different types of data, including descriptions of programs and selected statistics from each jurisdiction, and presents this information in easy-to-read formats. The chapters are structured around a dual focus of workers and their environments on the one hand, and the nature of the offenders with whom they work on the other. The condition and situation of workers is thus considered in the context of the condition and situation of offenders, and the relationship between the two. The book is intended to be relevant and familiar to those already working in the field, as well as to introduce contemporary principles and practices to those wishing to do so in the future. Each chapter concludes with two key features. The first, Further Reading, is oriented toward concepts and the 'why' questions of practice. The second, Key Resources, alerts readers to appropriate manuals and handbooks, and the 'how' questions of practice. This includes reference to evidence-based examples of good practice and specific intervention models.

Working With Offenders

Offenders. Paul Senior Groupwork, whilst much talked about, has until recently not had a massive impact in actual probation ... approach at all levels has possibly contributed to a reluctance to widen the scope of work with offenders.

Working With Offenders


Working with Offenders

The book offers a unique perspective on working with offenders in that it incorporates three key elements.

Working with Offenders

This criminology book provides a theoretically informed guide to the practice of working with offenders in different settings and for different purposes. It deals with topics such as offender rehabilitation, case management, worker/offender relationships, working with difficult clients and situations, collaboration, addressing complex needs, and processes of integration. The book offers a unique perspective in that it incorporates three key elements: it consolidates generic competencies and knowledge from different occupations (e.g., social work, psychology, criminology) and different types of agencies that work with offenders (e.g., prisons, community sector organizations) * it is written with practitioners in mind, in a way that combines theoretically informed discussion of principles and practices with concrete examples * it examines and compares what is happening in five key jurisdictions: England and Wales, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It provides different types of

Working with Offenders

Working with Offenders


The Wiley Handbook on What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

In this chapter, they provide an overview of the three types of emotional difficulties that are most frequently encountered during the course of working with offenders with an IDD; depression, anxiety, and trauma.

The Wiley Handbook on What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Brings together the growing amount of evidence on the assessment and treatment of offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Written by a team of international experts, this comprehensive and informative book provides a contemporary picture of evidence-based practice for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By adopting a scientist-practitioner position directed at an academic level with practitioner guidelines, it provides a valuable reference source for professionals from allied disciplines who are using or seeking to apply research for this client group. The Wiley Handbook of What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence Based Approach to Theory, Assessment and Treatment is divided into five sections: Introduction, Phenotypes & Genotypes and Offending Behavior, Validated Assessments, Treatment, and Conclusions. The Introduction offers an overview of the entire book and is followed by a second overview covering the ethics of evidence-based practice. After that come chapters on protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in correctional settings, and behavioral and cognitive phenotypes in genetic disorders associated with offending. The third part of the book studies the assessment of individuals with anger and violence issues, inappropriate sexual behavior, alcohol abuse, and emotional difficulties. Next comes a section that looks how to offenders can be treated. The final section discusses future directions and requirements for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides an overview of the ethical challenges and issues faced by those who work with intellectually and developmentally disabled offenders Focuses on proof of treatment effectiveness and validation of assessment methods to direct readers toward "What Works" Features contributions from authors across the entire English-speaking world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand The Wiley Handbook of What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence Based Approach to Theory, Assessment and Treatment will appeal to all who work in the field of offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including nursing staff, social workers and probation officers, medical and psychology staff, and more.

Residential Work with Offenders

Work. with. Female. Offenders. Introduction. In this chapter, we will consider the approach developed by female1 staff in response to the realities of working with women, and examine the ways in which the approach is translated into ...

Residential Work with Offenders

This title was first published in 2002: Throughout the book reflexive accounts of practice gathered from qualitative research in four different types of bail and probation hostels (women-only, women-only with provision for children, mixed and men-only) are used to argue that the combination of working with a difficult client group in a difficult setting creates a unique blend of professional and personal anxieties. These reflexive accounts are located within their broader social and criminal justice context, and analyzed in relation to contemporary criminological and sociological debates. The result is a detailed insight into the everyday world of bail and probation hostels covering issues such as managing risk and violence, coping with stress and evaluating practice.

Constructive Work with Offenders

Workers have mandated power that can significantly alter the future lifestyle and life chances of offenders. How a man performs on a programme or in individual work may affect whether he is allowed to rejoin his family.

Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. Taking a fresh look at much received knowledge, they proclaim that constructive work with offenders is both possible and increasingly warranted, and encourage practitioners to develop new skills and adapt existing expertise to the rapidly changing requirements of the criminal justice system. This book will be of interest to practitioners, trainers, managers, and researchers in the criminal justice system, as well as academics and students in the field of criminology and related disciplines.

Rethinking What Works with Offenders

and ambition and goals, such as promotion at work.6 The descriptions obtained from officers and probationers of the latter's gaining work, getting more stable ... [PR164, a pessimist who was classified as a continuing trivial offender].

Rethinking What Works with Offenders

This important and original new book reports on a major investigation of the outcomes of probation supervision, is concerned with the key question of what works in probation, and comes at an important moment of change and development for the probation service in the UK. Unlike previous studies which have relied mostly on official data, this book makes use of over 200 interviews with men and women on probation, and their supervising Probation Officers. Rethinking What Works with Offenders has the following objectives: to understand probation work from the perspectives of those who deliver it and those to whom it is delivered to study probation intervention as a whole (in particular the probation order) rather than specific aspects to locate probation work in the wider social contexts of those on probation to analyse how probation works, and to reconceptualise probation outcomes in terms of degrees of success rather than as 'successful' or 'unsuccessful' to assess the policy implications of these conclusions This book presents an important and challenging range of findings on 'what works' in probation and with offenders, and will be essential reading for anybody professionally concerned with the present and future of probation. raises central issues at a critical time for the reorganised National Probation Servicebased on extensive research, including 200+ interviewsessential reading for anybody interested in 'what works' in probation

Probation

This title presents an account of contemporary probation policy and practice. It also offers an account of probation's history, its values and its principal tasks. It is suitable for the students of probation, and for general readers.

Probation

This is a general introductory text about the work of the probation service. It is intended to give a reliable account of contemporary probation policy and practice, but offers critical perspectives as well. This book is accessible to new students of probation and to general readers, but also draws on a range of theoretical approaches to try to understand the significance of probation. Having positioned probation in the wider context of the criminal justice system, the book gives an account of probations history, its values and its principal tasks. There is attention to recent policy developments, the emergence of the idea of offender management and the place of probation as part of a National Offender Management Service. The focus is on England and Wales, although there is some discussion of other UK jurisdictions and of contemporary trends in European probation practices. The book concludes with some thoughts about how probation may develop in the years ahead. Probation: Working w

Reoffending

The book includes tips, focused exercises and case studies that the author and many other professionals have found to be effective in daily practice.

Reoffending

Many people argue that offending behaviour is one of the most problematic issues in our communities today. An offender's decision to resort to crime affects people and society on a day-to-day basis and brings significant emotional, physical, and financial costs to bear. The practitioner's job in the Probation Service and Youth Offending Service is to try and halt offending behaviour and to protect the public from further crime through Pre-Sentence Report recommendations, the implementation of appropriate rehabilitation programmes, and more. "Reoffending" is aimed at readers beginning their careers of working with offenders in the Probation Service and Youth Offending Service. Other professionals, such as the Police Service, homelessness services, and healthcare services will also find valuable and pertinent information covered as working practitioner Jonathan Hussey explores some of the most powerful methods in addressing offending behaviour today. "Reoffending" examines how offenders enter the United Kingdom's Criminal Justice System, and the working relationship between the offender and the practitioner. It goes on to cover specifics such as working with individuals who misuse substances, domestic abuse, violent offenders, working with sex offenders, and working with offenders with emotional problems. The book includes tips, focused exercises and case studies that the author and many other professionals have found to be effective in daily practice - shedding some much needed light on the cloud of mystery that surrounds working with offending behaviour. More book details can be found on the Bennion Kearny publisher website.

Constructive Work with Offenders

Understanding why people stop offending is as important as exploring why people offend in the first place, ... A detailed discussion ofthe offender's best hopes and aspirations in working with the particular service and thereby ...

Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. Taking a fresh look at much received knowledge, they proclaim that constructive work with offenders is both possible and increasingly warranted, and encourage practitioners to develop new skills and adapt existing expertise to the rapidly changing requirements of the criminal justice system. This book will be of interest to practitioners, trainers, managers, and researchers in the criminal justice system, as well as academics and students in the field of criminology and related disciplines.

Working with Women Offenders in the Community

Contributions to this book challenge policy-makers and corrections systems to concentrate more on community provision for women offenders and resist popular calls for more punitive responses to all offenders, women included.

Working with Women Offenders in the Community

Contributions to this book challenge policy-makers and corrections systems to concentrate on community provision for women offenders and resist popular calls for more punitive responses to all offenders, women included. Contributors come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, UK and USA. They argue that the criminogenic lens applied to women’s offending must be gender-responsive if systems are to be successful at addressing the disadvantage and risk associated with offending behaviour.

What Works in Offender Rehabilitation

community living skills and in the last 10 years has worked with offenders with learning disabilities. Her clinical and research interests include sex offenders, anger management and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Andrea E. Moser, PhD, ...

What Works in Offender Rehabilitation

This comprehensive volume summarizes the contemporary evidence base for offender assessment and rehabilitation, evaluating commonly used assessment frameworks and intervention strategies in a complete guide to best practice when working with a variety of offenders. Presents an up-to-date review of ‘what works’ in offer assessment and rehabilitation, along with discussion of contemporary attitudes and translating theory into practice Includes assessment and treatment for different offender types across a range of settings Internationally renowned contributors include James McGuire, James Bonta, Clive Hollin, Anthony Beech, Tony Ward, William Lindsay, Karl Hanson, Ray Novaco and William Marshall

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

As a chartered forensic psychologist he has carried out psycho-legal work involving assessment of offenders for courts, mental health review tribunals and the Criminal Cases Review Commission. He worked for some years in a high security ...

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Developments in Social Work with Offenders explains the organisational and legislative changes that have occurred in social work and probation across the UK in the past 10 years, in the context of the accumulating body of knowledge about what constitutes effective practice in the assessment, supervision and management of offenders in the community. Three different aspects of working with offenders are covered: developments in policy; assessment, supervision and intervention; and issues and needs. Contributions from experts in the field discuss issues such as community `punishment', case management, accreditation and resettlement. The continuing concern with promoting evidence-based solutions to crime is addressed, and this book will assist professionals working with offenders with making focused interventions supported by research. This book will be essential reading for students of social work and probation and criminology, probation officers and social workers.

The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This suggests the majority of their samples felt a sense of reward, efficacy, and competency in their work with sex ... Studies of staff working with offenders have found a range of potentially moderating factors on staff well‐being.

The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The essential resource to the most recent research and practice on offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive compendium to the research and evidence supporting clinical work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the text reviews the most recent developments in the assessment, treatment and management of various types of offenders with intellectual disabilities including violent offenders, sexual offenders and firesetters. The text also explores the developments in research on risk assessment and management of people with intellectual disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending. In addition, the handbook also contains information on developments in research into the epidemiology of offending in this population, pathways into services and the trajectories of the criminal careers of those who will later go on to offend. This important resource: Includes contributions from expert international researchers and practitioners in the field Describes a range of theoretical, conceptual and ethical assessments as well as treatment and service development issues that are relevant practitioners in clinical practice Presents the ethical-legal considerations that offer a conceptual framework for the handbook Sets out a variety of the most current evidence-based interventions Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and other mental health professionals, and those in education and training, The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities offers a much-needed resource on the latest developments in the field.

Working with Female Offenders

Because there is much we can learn from other countries, we explore innovative victim/offender programs in Canada, ... ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK Working with Female Offenders is divided into four sections of one to four chapters each.

Working with Female Offenders

Praise for Working with Female Offenders "Encyclopedic in scope and full of very relevant work drawn from the fields of biology, psychology, criminology, and corrections, this book is a must-read for those working with girl and women offenders." —Meda Chesney-Lind, Professor, Women's Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa "In this timely and thoughtful book, van Wormer provides a gender-sensitive lens through which the reader can examine pathways to female criminality, a global perspective on female crime and punishment, and innovative treatment approaches. This book is a must-have for any student or professional who wishes to truly impact and empower the lives of female offenders." —David W. Springer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work The University of Texas at Austin "This book is timely in light of promising developments that are taking place at every level of the criminal justice system. It is a must-read for policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students in criminal justice, social work, and other related fields." —Barbara E. Bloom, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Sonoma State University, California The first book to combine elements from the social work, counseling, and criminology fields to create a framework tailored to working with female offenders Taking into account the special needs of girls and women within a system designed by men for male offenders, Working with Female Offenders offers counselors, correctional officers, lawyers, probation officers—in short, anyone who works in some capacity with female offenders–an evidence-based, gentler approach for working effectively and successfully with girls and women in trouble with the law. Working with Female Offenders provides coverage devoted to the nature of female crime and to the institutional settings in which much of the female-specific programming is designed to take place. This timely volume equips professionals with proven counseling strategies tailored to fit this population. Practical guidelines are included for case management interventions, teaching skills of communication and assertiveness, and anger and stress management for female offender populations, as well as: A strengths/empowerment/restorative framework for counseling women in crisis Narratives from personal interviews with female offenders and correctional counselors Discussion of controversial topics such as prison homosexuality, AIDS in prison, girls in gangs, and women on death row Examples of successful, innovative programs for female offenders from the United States and abroad Working with Female Offenders addresses the unique challenges of female offenders and those who treat them, and provides a much needed addition to the literature on innovative programming for female offenders.

Working with Sex Offenders

Throughout this period, the aim of these NOTA training events has been to inform and advance learning in the field of sex offender work amongst professionals holding the responsibility for managing, evaluating and treating these ...

Working with Sex Offenders

Working with Sex Offenders is a unique book which brings together leading practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date distillation of relevant guidance to assist anyone who works with sex offenders. The authors examine topics including assessment, treatment, supervision and safeguarding. Skills and strategies for successful engagement with offenders are a key focus of the book, as well as improving understanding of underpinning factors associated with offending and desistance. This volume, which is derived from well-received presentations hosted by the UK’s National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) over a number of years, also offers a detailed examination of individual, organisational and societal roles in relation to identifying and preventing sexual abuse in our communities. Using case examples throughout, Working with Sex Offenders will be essential reading for all professionals involved in the management and treatment of sex offenders.

Working with Young Offenders

Direct Work with Young Offenders in the Community There are a number of useful books which deal specifically with social work with children and young people. See particularly: R. Jones and C. Pritchard, Social Work with Adolescents ...

Working with Young Offenders


Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community

Since relatively few female sexual offenders come to notice in an area at any given time, it may be difficult to bring together enough women at any one time to ... The work will then have to deal with both their trauma and offending.

Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community

Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community is the first study of its kind to look at a wide range of issues and problems relating to the management of sexual offenders in prisons and their reintegration into the community. Spencer's analysis of the delivery of prison-based offence-specific programmes, both within the broader context of criminal justice systems and the community provides valuable insight into the relationship between prisons and other agencies dealing with sex offenders. Spencer makes a strong case for implementing treatment for sexual offenders within prisons, as well as the need for support and supervision in the community once released. His multi-agency approach is an innovative and cohesive strategy for effective interventions, and highlights major issues which need to be addressed so that programmes stand a chance of succeeding in a penal setting. The issues involved in the setting up of programmes, the creation of the right environment, and the support and training of staff, are universally applicable; as are discussions of risk assessment, the links between victims and offenders, sex offenders in special hospitals, women as sex abusers, the use of pornography and sexual offender notification. This book is essential reading, not only for specialists in the field, but also for students and professionals working in related areas.

Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders

Offending. Daniel S. Bromberg Special Psychological Services, LLC, Bloomfield, NJ, USA INTRODUCTION There are ... However, developing a practice around working with juvenile sex offenders is a “niche” or “boutique” type of practice.

Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders

Juvenile sex offender therapy has changed markedly since it emerged in the 1980s. Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders provides therapists with a summary of evidence-based practice with this population, including working with comorbid conditions and developmental disabilities. It provides tools for use in assessment, case formulation, and treatment, and includes forms, checklists, and exercises. The intended audience is practitioners engaged in the assessment and treatment of juveniles whose sexual interests and/or behaviors are statistically non-normative and/or problematic. Readers will find a chapter on academic assessment and intervention, a domain frequently not covered by texts in this field. Identifies evidence-based treatment practice specifically for juveniles Provides tools for assessment, case formulation, and treatment Covers treatment in comorbid conditions or developmental disabilities Contains forms, checklists, and client exercises for use in practice