Significant changes have occurred in recent years in the nature and delivery of social work services to offenders and their families. Working with Offenders considers the implications for policy and practice of research which has focused upon a range of social work activities including
* intensive probation programmes
* community service
* reparation and mediation
* social work with prisoners
* work with sex offenders.
It also considers more general issues of effectiveness, race and gender and locates recent developments in practice in the context of the broader policy changes in social work and criminal justice which have evolved over the last few years.
About the Author
Gill McIvor is a Senior Research Fellow in the Social Work Research Centre, Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Gill McIvor. 1. Social Work and Penal Policy David Smith, Lancaster. 2. Developments in Probation in England and Wales 1984-1993 George Mair. 3. Recent Developments in Scotland Gill McIvor. 4. Probation in Northern Ireland Breidge Gadd. 5. Gender, Criminal Justice and Probation Anne Worrall. 6. Race, Culture and the Probation service Duncan Lawrence. 7. Risk Prediction and Criminal Justice Bryan Williams, University of Dundee and Anne Creamer, University of Dundee. 8. What Works with Sex Offenders? Mary Barker. 9. Intensive Probation George Mair. 10. Evaluating Work with Offenders: Community Service Orders Jean Hine and Neil Thomas, University of Birmingham. 11. Widening Circles: Mediation in Criminal Justice Tony F. Marshall. 12. Social Work with Prisoners Brian Williams, University of Keele. 13. Effectiveness Now: A Personal and Selective Overview Peter Raynor.