+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Offender Supervision : New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice - Fergus McNeill

Offender Supervision

New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice

By: Fergus McNeill (Editor), Professor Peter Raynor (Editor), Chris Trotter (Editor)

Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.

This important and up-to-the-minute collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field will be much used and cited, combining as it does sophisticated theoretical reflections, fresh empirical evidence and careful attention to specific topics...Highly recommended.' Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms, Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield.

`For anyone with an interest in offender supervision...this book is absolutely essential reading. it marks a watershed in the development of research and scholarship in this field, of offering an unparalleled collection of cutting-edge essays on the key issues. It will become an indispensible point of reference for many years to come.' Professor Mike Hough, Kings College London, and President of the British Society of Criminology.

`This is a hugely welcome addition to the literature on work with offenders...offer[ing] the intellectual basis for moving correctional practice beyond the original "what works" agenda, to a new and more effective focus on individual relationships, trust and legitimacy." Professor Mike Maguire, Cardiff University and University of Glamorgan.

`Criminal justice systems across Europe face major social, political and financial challenges at this time...[T]his collection could not be more timely; it will be of great value to the many policy-makers, managers and practitioners working hard to improve offender supervision, deliver community justice and make communities Safer.' Leo Tigges, Secretary General, CEP The European Prbation Organisation.

This major new book brings together leading researchers to describe and analyse internationally significant theoretical and empirical work on offender supervision, and to address the policy and practice implications of this work within and across jurisdictions. The book draws out the lessons that can be learned not just from studying `what works?', but from exploring how and why particular practices support desistance in specific jurisdictional, cultural and local contexts.

Offender Supervision will be essential reading for academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, policy makers, managers and practititioners interested in offender supervision.

'After a period in the doldrums, the subject of offender supervision has recently burst into life, and is receiving significant attention from both policymakers and researchers. This important and up-to-the-minute collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field will be much used and cited, combining as it does sophisticated theoretical reflections, fresh empirical evidence and careful attention to specific topics such as staff skills and offender compliance. Highly recommended.' -- Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms, Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield 'For anyone with an interest in offender supervision -- whether as an academic, policy maker or practitioner -- this book is absolutely essential reading. It marks a watershed in the development of research and scholarshipin this field, offering an unparalleled collection of cutting-edge essays on the key issues. It will become an indispensible point of reference for many years to come.' -- Professor Mike Hough, Kings College London, and President of the British Society of Criminology 'This is a hugely welcome addition to the literature on work with offenders, bringing together international scholars who have developed key new ideas such as the 'desistance' and 'good lives' perspectives. Collectively, they offer the intellectual basis for moving correctional practice beyond the original 'what works' agenda, to a new and more effective focus on individual relationships, trust and legitimacy.' --Professor Mike Maguire, Cardiff University and University of Glamorgan 'Criminal justice systems across Europe (and far beyond) face major social, political and financial challenges at this time -- and developing the credibility and effectiveness of offender supervision in the community lies at the heart of finding constructive ways forward. For these reasons, this collection could not be more timely; it will be of great value to the many policy-makers, managers and practitioners working hard to improve offender supervision, deliver community justice and make communities safer.' -- Leo Tigges, Secretary General, CEP (The European Probation Organisation) 'In this exciting, ambitious and significant new book the authors bring together a wide range of contributions from eminent researchers, practitioners and academics on the subject of contemporary developments in offender supervision. This is an enormously rich and rewarding book which addresses a wide range of aspects of offender supervision... Students of offender supervision, academics, practitioners and researchers will all find this a hugely stimulating and encouraging book. ... It is the moral quality and authenticity of the book, appearing as it also does at an important moment for offender supervision, which make the book indispensable.' -- Keith Davies, Principal Lecturer, School of Social Work, Kingston University, UK in European Journal of Probation

List of figures and tablesp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Notes on contributorsp. xv
Introduction: 'What's new and exciting?'p. 1
New directions in theoryp. 17
Viewing offender assessment and rehabilitation through the lens of the risk-needs-responsivity modelp. 19
The Good Lives Model of offender rehabilitation: basic assumptions, aetiological commitments, and practice implicationsp. 41
The desistance paradigm in correctional practice: from programmes to livesp. 65
Staff skills and effective offender supervisionp. 89
Technology transfer: the importance of ongoing clinical supervision in translating 'what works' to everyday community supervisionp. 91
Skills and strategies in probation supervision: the Jersey studyp. 113
Supervision skills in juvenile justicep. 130
Improving offender supervisionp. 153
The role of risk, needs and strengths assessment in improving the supervision of offendersp. 155
Managing chaos: implementing evidence-based practices in correctional agenciesp. 172
Can structured programmes improve one-to-one supervision?p. 193
Beyond supervision: judicial involvement in offender managmentp. 215
Significant others and social networksp. 239
It's relational: integrating families into community correctionsp. 241
Justice for all: family matters in offender supervisionp. 257
Working with families in criminal justicep. 282
Collaborating with the community, trained volunteers and faith traditions: building social capital and making meaning to support desistancep. 301
Offenders' compliance with supervisionp. 323
Compliance with community penalties: the importance of interactional dynamicsp. 325
Case management in corrections: evidence, issues and challengesp. 344
The dynamics of compliance with offender supervisionp. 367
Exploring community service, understanding compliancep. 384
Offender supervision in its contextsp. 407
The socio-political context of reforms in probation agencies: impact on adoption of evidence-based practicesp. 409
Revising the National Outcomes and Standards for criminal justice social work services in Scotlandp. 430
The purposes of supervision: practitioner and policy perspectives in England and Walesp. 451
Pre-sentence reports in England and Wales: changing discourses of need, risk and qualityp. 471
Supervision in historical context: learning the lessons of (oral) historyp. 492
Electronic monitoring: towards integration into offender management?p. 509
Conclusion: where are we now?p. 534
Indexp. 548
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781843929352
ISBN-10: 184392935X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 13th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1