Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861347879 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861347862 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Offenders in Focus

Risk, Responsivity and Diversity

Kathryn Farrow, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

Offenders in Focus
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Kathryn Farrow, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

280 pages | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2007
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861347879 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861347862 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
A great deal has been written about developing effective practice against a backdrop of rapid change in criminal justice services. Much of this is research-oriented and not always accessible to practitioners in their day-to-day work. This book changes that.Drawing on research and integrating this with practitioner experience, the book creates fresh, research-based 'practice wisdom' for engaging effectively with offenders. It explores issues of risk, responsivity and diversity in the context of work with specific offender and offending behaviour groups as a means to highlight those skills and understandings which can be used across the wider range of work environments. The authors break down complex ideas to enable practical application, and each chapter includes questions for reflection and practice development. With its accessible style, balancing academic rigour with clear pointers to best practice, this book will interest everyone working face to face with offenders. It recognises that there are no instant solutions to changing offending behaviour but provides a practice text that will encourage a sense of competence and confidence, enhancing readers' skill and enthusiasm when working with a broad spectrum of offenders.
Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part One: Context
1. The changing face of practice
2. Key concepts
Part Two: Diversity—explores the issue of working with differences
3. Women offenders
4. Young people who offend
5. 'Race' and culture
Part Three: Responsivity—examines the complexities of working with offenders who have other significant problems
6. Mental disorder
7. Substance misuse
8. Basic skills
Part Four: Risk—tackles the issue of responding to offenders who illustrate different aspects of risk
9. Violent offenders
10. Property offenders
Part Five: Conclusions
11. Evaluating and ending well
12. Return to concepts

References
Index
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