Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Paperback Research Highlights in Social Work (Paperback)

Edited by Gill McIvor, Edited by Peter Raynor


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  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 26mm | 535g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843105381
  • ISBN 13: 9781843105381
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 880,553

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"Developments in Social Work with Offenders" explains the organisational and legislative changes that have occurred and 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. This topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice. The project is under the editorial direction of Professor Joyce Lishman, Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at the Robert Gordon University.

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Author information

Gill McIvor, PhD is Professor of Criminology at the University of Lancaster. She is the author of Working with Offenders and Women who Offend, and co-author of Managing Sex Offender Risk, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Peter Raynor, PhD is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University, and has authored several books on social work and criminal justice.

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Gill McIvor and Peter Raynor. Section 1: Developments in Policy.; 2. New Labour's Youth Justice: A Critical Review of Policy Developments in England and Wales. Barry Goldson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Liverpool.; 3. Youth Justice: Developments in Scotland for the 21st Century. Bill Whyte, Director, Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland, University if Edinburgh.; 4. Adult Offenders: Policy Developments in England and Wales. Sam Lewis, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Leeds.; 5. Developments in Probation in Scotland. Gill McIvor and Fergus McNeill, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Glasgow.; 6. Youth and Criminal Justice in Ireland. Tim Chapman, Independent Consultant and David O'Mahoney, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Queen's University, Belfast.; 7. Accreditation. Sue Rex, British Home Office, and Peter Raynor. Section 2: Assessment, Supervision and Intervention.; 8. Risk and Need Assessment. Jim Bonta and Steve Wormith, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada.; 9. Programmes for Probationers. James McGuire, Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool.; 10. Case Managing Offenders within a Motivational Framework. Frank Porporino, International Consultant, T3 Associates, and Liz Fabiano.; 11. Pro-Social Modelling. Chris Trotter, Associate Professor of Social Work, Monash University, Melbourne.; 12. Giving Up and Giving Back: Desistance, Generativity and Social Work with Offenders. Fergus McNeill, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Glasgow and Shadd Maruna, Reader in Criminology, Queen's University, Belfast. 13. Restorative justice. Gwen Robinson, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Sheffield.; 14. Paying Back - Unpaid Work by Offenders. Gill McIvor. Section 3: Issues and Needs.; 15. Developments in Work with Drug Using Offenders. Iain Crow, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Sheffield.; 16. Dealing with Diversity. Loraine Gelsthorpe, Reader in Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.; 17. Resettlement of Prisoners in England and Wales. Maurice Vanstone, Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Swansea.; 18. Postcript: Opportunities and Threats. Peter Raynor. References. Subject index. Author index.