Values in Work with People Who Commit Sex Crimes

COWBURN, Malcolm (2016). Values in Work with People Who Commit Sex Crimes. In: VANSTONE, Maurice and PRIESTLEY, Philip, (eds.) Probation and politics : academic reflections from former practitioners. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 77-98.

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This chapter addresses the need to reflect critically on the values embodied in probation practice with sex offenders. It considers two areas: maintaining respectful practice whilst fulfilling a correctional role, and forms of knowledge. Debates concerning voluntary or mandated treatment are re-explored and developed incorporating notions of respect and insights from human rights perspectives. Epistemic values highlight the competing forms of knowledge that inform how sex crimes and people who commit them can be variously understood. The way we understand an issue shapes how we respond to it. The chapter concludes by drawing these issues together and suggesting that respectful practice requires ongoing critical reflection on both what we know and what we do. © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Hallam Centre for Community Justice
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Page Range: 77-98
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 22:00

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