Offending behaviour is one of the most talked about issues in contemporary society. What can be done to stop people reoffending? What can be done to help people escape their criminal lifestyles? This book aims to review and analyse the different ways in which these questions are addressed in practice, drawing upon the expertise of academics and practitioners.
The book provides a critical reference text for practitioners, students and researchers interested in devising the most effective means of addressing offending behaviour. Its focus is on the actual work undertaken with offenders, and draws upon generic issues of practice applicable across the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.
Addressing Offending Behaviour aims to bridge the gap between practice and research. It explores a wide range of innovative techniques for offender intervention, along with some of the most challenging academic theories. It also considers the wider social, political and legal context in which this work takes place, and explores the values and bias which operate at both individual and institutional levels.
It will be key reading for both students and practitioners involved in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, law, policing, probation, prisons, youth justice and social work.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Simon Green, Elizabeth Lancaster and Simon Feasey. Notes on contributors. Part 1: Context 1. The Legal Framework, Martin Wasik 2. The Policy Context, Mike Nash 3. The Evidence Base, Anthony Goodman 4. Offending Media: The Social Construction of Offenders, Victims and the Probation Service, Yvonne Jewkes Part 2: Practice: Generic Skills 5. Engagement Skills: Best Practice or Effective Practice, Chris Tallant, Mark Sambrook and Simon Green 6. Written Communication, Pauline Ashworth 7. Evaluating Practice, Louise Sturgeon-Adams 8. Models of Intervention, Iolo Madoc-Jones 9. Desistance-focused Approaches, Trish McCulloch and Fergus McNeill 10. Beyond the Risk Agenda, Dave Philips 11. Enforcement and Compliance, Amanda Loumansky, Anthony Goodman and Simon Feasey 12. Multi-agency Practice: Experiences in the Youth Justice System, Anna Souhami Part 3: Practice: Specialist Skills 13. Working with Dangerous Offenders, Mike Nash 14. Understanding and Engaging with Problematic Substance Use, Julian Buchanan 15. Delivering Accredited Programmes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Programme Staff, Simon Feasey 16. Life After Prison, Paul Senior 17. Victims, Brian Williams and Hannah Goodman Chong 18. Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders, Rob Canton 19. Working with Perpetrators and Victims of Domestic Violence, Mark Rivett and Alyson Rees Part 4: Values 20. 'Values Talk' in the Criminal Justice System, Elizabeth Lancaster 21. Working with Female Offenders, Clare Beckett 22. Working with Ethnic Diversity, Bankole Cole 23. Discrimination and the Poor: Using Incentives and Privileges as a Framework for Anti-discriminatory Practice, Simon Green Conclusion: A Time of Fear and Excitement, Simon Green, Elizabeth Lancaster and Simon Feasey Appendix: Useful Websites.
Simon Green is Lecturer in Community Justice and Criminology at the University of Hull;
Elizabeth Lancaster was formerly Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Bradford; Simon Feasey is Principal Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Sheffield Hallam University.