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By Kathryn Farrow

Greatly has been written approximately constructing powerful perform opposed to a backdrop of swift swap in felony justice prone. a lot of this can be research-oriented and never regularly obtainable to practitioners of their day by day paintings. This ebook adjustments that. Drawing on examine and integrating this with practitioner adventure, the e-book creates clean, research-based 'practice knowledge' for enticing successfully with offenders. It explores problems with probability, responsivity and variety within the context of labor with particular criminal and offending behaviour teams as a method to spotlight these abilities and understandings acceptable around the wider diversity of labor environments. The authors holiday down complicated rules to permit sensible software, and every bankruptcy comprises questions for mirrored image and perform improvement. With its available sort, balancing educational rigour with transparent tips to most sensible perform this e-book will curiosity each person operating nose to nose with offenders. It recognises that there are not any speedy ideas to altering offending behaviour yet offers a tradition guide that might inspire a feeling of competence and self belief, improving readers' ability and exuberance, whilst operating with a huge spectrum of offenders.

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It emphasises equality and objectivity. • Standpoint feminism which emphasises the difference of women’s experience and stresses the importance of knowledge drawn directly from women’s experience. It has led to “the notion of work done by women, with women, for women” (Walklate, 2004: 45). 34 Women offenders • Feminist post-modernism is, in a sense, both a reaction against these two perspectives and also draws upon the work of both. It rejects the idea of a unitary reality, favouring complexity over certainty, valuing “plurality, diversity, difference and openness” (Gelsthorpe, 2002: 114).

However, a broad knowledge base will be needed beyond that starting point for a proper assessment of risk and for the delivery of interventions most likely to engage the active participation of that offender. Of course there are, in a sense, no limits to diversity. In this book the authors have chosen to focus on certain aspects which seem to 24 Key concepts be particularly significant for offending behaviour and the criminal justice system (see Bowling and Phillips, 2002; Blanchette and Brown, 2006).

There also seems to be some agreement that this latter aspect of relationships may play “a role in the onset of criminal offending” (Blanchette and Brown, 2006: 9; see also Hedderman, 2004c) but the links to recidivism or persistence are less clear (Clark and Howden-Windell, 2000; Hollin and Palmer, 2005). For some offenders a continuing abusive relationship may reinforce the cognitive deficits which can be associated with an offending lifestyle, such as poor reasoning and problem-solving, and contribute to a reduced sense of self-efficacy.

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