'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.
Anne Robinson has wide experience of offender management, having previously worked as a probation officer and as a manager in youth justice. She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and is currently course leader for the BA in Community Justice, delivering probation officer training with partner universities in Yorkshire & Humber and the North West. She is author of Stone's companion guide to enforcement (2010).
Introduction; Part one: Offender management key considerations: Respecting rights and diversity; Modernisation and changing structures; Partnership and interagency-agency working; Reducing re-offending; Part two: Offender management key law and policy: Human Rights; Equalities; Dealing with risk and danger; Safeguarding Children; Procedures at court; Community sentencing; Custodial sentencing; Engagement and enforcement; Part three: Offender management key areas of practice: Work with victims; Youth justice; Substance misuse; Mentally disordered offenders; Sex offenders; Life sentence prisoners.
'The book overall is an impressive achievement. It deals clearly and...accurately with a wide range of laws, policies and procedures. It is as up to date as it is possible for a book on probation and related themes to be.' - Internet Journal of Criminology
"Have been waiting for such an accesible text for some time: Finally it's arrived!" Joe D'Angelo, Accrington & Rossendale College
“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…” – British Journal of Community Justice
"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 underpinning practices is particularly welcome at this time!" Malcolm Cowburn, Principal Lecturer in Criminology, 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, Sheffield University
"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
"Anne Robinson’s Foundations for Offender Management should be required reading for those with an interest in adult and young offending. The book is informed by a coherent set of values and impressively comprehensive in its coverage." Sean Creaney, Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice. Textbook adopter