Policy Press

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Social Work with Sex Offenders

Making a Difference

By Malcolm Cowburn and Steve Myers

Published

27 Apr 2016

Page count

208 pages

Series

Social Work in Practice series

ISBN

978-1447358770

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

27 Apr 2016

Page count

208 pages

Series

Social Work in Practice series

ISBN

978-1447358787

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

27 Apr 2016

Page count

208 pages

Series

Social Work in Practice series

ISBN

978-1447358787

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Social Work with Sex Offenders

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.

Introduction

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

Conclusion