Assessment in youth justice
- Kerry Baker, Gill Kelly, Bernadette Wilkinson
- Paperback, 224 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 09 Feb 2011
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
'This book is an important contribution to the fields of both social work and criminology.' British Journal of Social Work
'Overall, the book is highly informative on both a theoretical and a practical level. It will be a real resource for social work students undertaking practice learning in youth offending teams and to social work practitioners who are contemplating moving into youth justice. All in all, this proved a thoroughly enjoyable read; it is a welcome addition to the literature on assessment in general and assessment in youth justice in particular.' British Journal of Social Work
"Very useful in encouraging students to make links between risk factor research and risk assessment and management in youth justice"
Faye Cosgrove, Sunderland University
"This is an important and timely book. With its emphasis upon knowledge, skills and decision making it is a refreshing antidote to the promulgation of risk assessment tools. Skills are rightly prioritised over tool use, and this will be a 'must read' for youth justice practitioners and managers."
Hazel Kemshall, Professor of Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University.
About This Book
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of assessment and intervention planning with young people who offend. It will help equip practitioners with the knowledge and professional skills central to these critically important tasks. The context for practice is changing rapidly and the authors take into account current policy developments along with a wide range of literature on assessment practice in criminal justice and social care. The book encourages readers to think critically and to take practical steps to enhance their own practice. It will be important reading for anyone working with young people who offend.
Author BiographyKerry Baker is based at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, specialising in applied research on assessment practice, risk management and public protection. She is also an advisor to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Gill Kelly and Bernadette Wilkinson are independent trainers working with practitioners and managers in youth justice, probation services and the secure estate. They run KWP Consultancy and are both Associate Lecturers at Birmingham University.
Part One: Professional practice in assessment and intervention planning: Essential foundations of assessment practice
Judgements and decision making
The knowledge base
Part Two: Tools and processes: Using assessment tools
Communication and working with other agencies
Part Three: Skills and practice development: Skills in assessment
Developing assessment practice
Appendix: Assessment tools - additional references.
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