Description - Offending Identities by Kirsty Hudson
This book aims to explore sex offenders' perspectives of the way they are treated and managed. Whilst a great deal has been written about sex offenders and their treatment within the criminal justice system, few studies have approached the issues through an understanding of offenders' own views and perspectives on their offending behaviour and others' responses to it. This book aims to redress this imbalance. The book is based on in-depth interviews with 32 convicted male sex offenders attending three different sex offender treatment programmes (the prison based Sex Offender Treatment Programme, Behaviour Assessment Programme and the community-led Sex Offender Groupwork Programme). Through gaining an understanding of offenders perceptions of initiatives designed to both treat and control their risk of future offending, Offending Identities at the same time helps us to evaluate the effectiveness of such schemes.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Kirsty Hudson
Kirsty Hudson is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Her research interests include sexual offending and sex offenders, violence against women, and resettlement policy and practice.
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