Sex offenders : punish, help, change or control? [electronic resource] : theory, policy and practice explored / edited by Jo Brayford, Francis Cowe, and John Deering
- Routledge frontiers of criminal justice ; 1
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- Setting the scene. Legislation and sex offending / Nigel Stone ; From a minority interest to accredited programmes : probation work with those convicted of sexual offences / Maurice Vanstone ; Media influences on public perceptions of sex offenders : impact on policy and practice / Jo Brayford and John Deering -- Types of offences and victims. Sex offenders' identities and identity management / Kirsty Hudson ; Female sexual offending : exploring current knowledge / Jo Brayford and Susan Roberts ; Sexual abuse and learning difficulties / Michelle Culwick ; Sexual revictimisation : a critical review of the theoretical pathways from childhood sexual abuse to adult sexual assault / Nadia Wager ; Animal abuse and sex offending / Jenny Maher and Harriet Pierpoint ; Internet sex offending : patterns, problems and policy / Majid Yar -- Settings and approaches to working with sex offenders. Residential work with sex offenders : places of collusion and segregation or preparation for resettlement and reintegration? / Francis Cowe and Carla Reeves ; Prison and sex offender interventions / Cerys Miles and Kate Saward ; Circles of support and accountability : practice and research / Andrew Bates and Chris Wilson ; The GPS satellite tracking of sex offenders in the USA / Mike Nellis -- Skills, practice and policy development with sex offenders. MAPPA : the management of sex offenders / Hazel Kemshall and Jason Wood ; Probation enforcement practice with sex offenders / Pamela Ugwudike ; 'Soft skills for hard work' : using emotional literacy to work effectively with sex offenders / Charlotte Knight ; Conclusion : sex offenders : punish, help, change or control? / Jo Brayford, Francis Cowe and John Deering.
- "Sex offending, and in particular child sex offending, is a complex area for policy makers, theorist and practitioners. This book make an holistic contribution to this controversial field of study by setting the rise and prominence of work with child sex offenders in its legal and practice context and offers a sense of direction and landscape form which to take forward a critical perspective on and exploration of current and proposed policy and practice developments. Bringing together academic, practise and policy experts, the book argues that a clear but complex theoretical and policy approach is required if the risk of re- offending and further victimisation is to be reduced."--
"Sex offending, and in particular child sex offending, is a complex area for policy makers, theorists and practitioners. A focus on punishment has reinforced sex offending as a problem that is essentially 'other' to society and discourages engagement with the real scale and scope of sexual offending in the UK. This book looks at the growth of work with sex offenders, questioning assumptions about the range and types of such offenders and what effective responses to these might be. Divided into four sections, this book sets out the growth of a broad legislative context and the emergence of child sexual offenders in criminal justice policy and practice. It goes on to consider a range of offences and victim typologies arguing that work with offenders and victims is complex and can provide a rich source of theoretical and practical knowledge that should be utilised more fully by both policy makers and practitioners. It includes work on female sex offenders, electronic monitoring and animal abuse as well as exploring interventions with sex offenders in three different contexts; prisons, communities and hostels. Bringing together academic, practise and policy experts, the book argues that a clear but complex theoretical and policy approach is required if the risk of re- offending and further victimisation is to be reduced. Ultimately, this book questions whether it makes sense to locate responsibility for responding to sexual offending solely within the criminal justice domain"--
- 9780415676984 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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