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Working With Offenders : A Guide to Concepts and Practices - Rob White

Working With Offenders

A Guide to Concepts and Practices

Paperback Published: 29th October 2010
ISBN: 9781843927938
Number Of Pages: 366

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University of New England - Armidale - Criminology CRIM305: Working with Offenders
University of Tasmania (UTAS) - Hobart - Sociology and Criminology Programme HGA232: Working with Offenders

Product Description

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.

List of boxes, case studies, figures, innovative practices, scenarios, stories from the field and tablesp. vii
List of acronyms and abbreviationsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
About the authorsp. xvii
Setting the scenep. 1
Key approaches to offender rehabilitationp. 24
Institutional dynamics and the workplacep. 55
Case management skillsp. 89
Tools and interventionsp. 121
The worker-offender relationship: roles and respectp. 152
Working with complex needs and special populationsp. 175
Difficult work: managing risk, violence and crisisp. 211
Continuums of care and collaborative alliancesp. 244
Pathways and possibilities: the process of reintegrationp. 270
Drug use in prison - discussion notesp. 293
Client safety contract pro formap. 295
Glossaryp. 297
Referencesp. 304
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ISBN: 9781843927938
ISBN-10: 1843927934
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 29th October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1