This original textbook provides an invaluable introduction to the required core knowledge, values and skills in social work today. Within the context of critical debate about knowledge, values and skills, a highly respected team of contributors focus their attention on three key areas: social work with children and families; community care and social work with adults; and probation and social work with offenders. One of the most important and innovative features of the text is that it offers a practical tool for readers to identify and monitor competences. Knowledge, values and skills are integrated to produce a set of competences, the main components of which are then shown in practice as problem-solving devices against wh
Chapter 6: Crime, Probation and Social Work with Offenders
Crime, Probation and Social Work with Offenders
This chapter covers the core knowledge, values and skills required in working with offenders. In the limited space available it is not possible to cover issues in much detail and the reader is advised to consult other relevant texts (see for instance CCETSW, 1995:23–36; Geary, 1994; Home Office et al., ...