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Sex offenders

Cowburn, M and Myers, JS 2015, 'Sex offenders' , in: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, , Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 672-677.

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Abstract

Social work with sex offenders operates at the intersections of sociology, psychology, and criminology. While key criminal justice and corrections agencies operate with convicted offenders, social work(ers) may be involved with unconvicted people who have behaved in a sexually harmful manner. Popular conceptions of the sex offender embodied in media reportage provide a distorted account. Psychological and sociological theories relating to the etiology of sex offending are reviewed and an integrated public health approach in which social work plays an important role is outlined.

Item Type: Book Section
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780080970868
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: JS Myers
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 14:50
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 14:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34452

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