Foundations for offender management: Theory, law and policy for contemporary practice

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'Offender management' for probation means continuing commitment to constructive work with individuals who break the law but in a changing multi-agency context. Providing a comprehensive introduction to criminal justice work, this book negotiates the structures set by law and policy and allows readers to think critically about roles, accountabilities and professional skills and judgement. Looking at key areas of practice and law, including youth justice, human rights and safeguarding children, the book will be essential for students and

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Overview

'Offender management' for probation means continuing commitment to constructive work with individuals who break the law but in a changing multi-agency context. Providing a comprehensive introduction to criminal justice work, this book negotiates the structures set by law and policy and allows readers to think critically about roles, accountabilities and professional skills and judgement. Looking at key areas of practice and law, including youth justice, human rights and safeguarding children, the book will be essential for students and practitioners in criminal justice and probation studies.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the contexts and challenges of working with people convicted of criminal offences. The sustained consideration of the values that underpin practice is particularly welcome at this time. Malcolm Cowburn, Professor, Sheffield Hallam University

Adds a useful and timely discussion on how insights from research into why people stop offending can be incorporated into modern probation practice: a 'must-read' for those interested in working with those trying to leave crime behind. Stephen Farrall, Professor of Criminology, University of Sheffield

This book is a welcome and accessible addition to the resources available for criminal justice practitioners and students. Its approach integrates key practice and policy developments with issues of values and concepts from research. Jane Dominey, De Montfort University

British Journal of Community Justice

“The author has produced a guide to help practitioners and students navigate their way in humane fashion through an important component of an increasingly technical and complex criminal justice system.” 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847427649
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 7/13/2011
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Robinson, Criminology and Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University

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Table of Contents


List of figures and tables
About the author
Introduction

Part One: Offender management: key considerations
1. Respecting rights and diversity
2. Modernisation and changing structures
3. Partnership and inter-agency working
4. Reducing and re-offending
Part Two: Offender management: key law and policy
5. Human rights
6. Equalities
7. Dealing with risk and danger
8. Safeguarding children
9. Procedures at court
10. Community sentencing
11. Custodial sentencing
12. Engagement and enforcement
Part Three: Offender management: key areas of practice
13. Work with victims
14. Youth justice
15. Substance use and misuse
16.  Mentally disordered offenders
17. Sex offenders
18. Indeterminate sentence prisoners

References
Appendix: list of probation circulars
Index

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