Residential Work with Offenders: Reflexive Accounts of Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Residential Work with Offenders

Reflexive Accounts of Practice, 1st Edition

By Emma Wincup


192 pages

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This title was first published in 2002: Throughout the book reflexive accounts of practice gathered from qualitative research in four different types of bail and probation hostels (women-only, women-only with provision for children, mixed and men-only) are used to argue that the combination of working with a difficult client group in a difficult setting creates a unique blend of professional and personal anxieties. These reflexive accounts are located within their broader social and criminal justice context, and analyzed in relation to contemporary criminological and sociological debates. The result is a detailed insight into the everyday world of bail and probation hostels covering issues such as managing risk and violence, coping with stress and evaluating practice.


’The strength of Wincup’s exploratory research lies in its qualitative focus producing a wealth of practitioner accounts. While small-scale, she has nevertheless drawn together a clear and familiar picture of the dilemmas faced by hostel staff…The end result is a book that captures the unique richness and dynamic nature of hostel work.’ Probation Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction; A century of residential work with offenders; Rhetoric and reality: working within the framework of ’national standards’; Falling in at the deep end: becoming a hostel worker; Vulnerable workers: managing risk and danger; Unrelenting stress? surviving residential work; Residential work with female offenders; Evaluating residential work with offenders; Concluding comments; Appendices; References.

About the Author

Emma Wincup, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General