This topical book engages with a wide range of issues related to social work practice with people who have sexually offended. It addresses the emotional impacts of ‘facing the sex offender’, the importance of values and ethics in practice, and reviews popular and academic understandings of sex offenders and sex crimes. Its accessible style and use of practice based learning exercises will help readers to reflect on theory, practice and developing emotional resilience.
Malcolm Cowburn is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Science at Sheffield Hallam University.
Steve Myers is Director of Multi-Professional Practice Studies at the University of Salford.
Constructing sex crimes with sex offenders
Understanding sex crimes with sex offenders
Penal responses to the sex offender
Working together: policy into practice
Social work assessment of sex offenders
Social work interventions
Developing reflexive and reflective practice with sex offenders