These new supplemental chapters provide instructors with an opportunity to choose the chapters that best fit the layout of the course: Instructors can use all four new chapters with the core HBSE text; or they may choose one or several to augment the core HBSE text, allowing the text to be customized to the way in which the course is taught. Along with the bestselling core HBSE text, these supplemental chapters are ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the combined texts are concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the combined texts also come with a companion set of readings and six unique cases that encourage your students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com/hbse to learn more. These additional resources easily allow you to use the text (and its related resources) in a two-semester sequence.
"Encyclopedic in scope and full of very relevant work drawn from the fields of biology, psychology, criminology, and corrections, this book is a must-read for those working with girl and women offenders."
—Meda Chesney-Lind, Professor, Women's Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa
"In this timely and thoughtful book, van Wormer provides a gender-sensitive lens through which the reader can examine pathways to female criminality, a global perspective on female crime and punishment, and innovative treatment approaches. This book is a must-have for any student or professional who wishes to truly impact and empower the lives of female offenders."
—David W. Springer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work The University of Texas at Austin
"This book is timely in light of promising developments that are taking place at every level of the criminal justice system. It is a must-read for policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students in criminal justice, social work, and other related fields."
—Barbara E. Bloom, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Sonoma State University, California
The first book to combine elements from the social work, counseling, and criminology fields to create a framework tailored to working with female offenders
Taking into account the special needs of girls and women within a system designed by men for male offenders, Working with Female Offenders offers counselors, correctional officers, lawyers, probation officers—in short, anyone who works in some capacity with female offenders–an evidence-based, gentler approach for working effectively and successfully with girls and women in trouble with the law.
Working with Female Offenders provides coverage devoted to the nature of female crime and to the institutional settings in which much of the female-specific programming is designed to take place. This timely volume equips professionals with proven counseling strategies tailored to fit this population.
Practical guidelines are included for case management interventions, teaching skills of communication and assertiveness, and anger and stress management for female offender populations, as well as:
A strengths/empowerment/restorative framework for counseling women in crisis
Narratives from personal interviews with female offenders and correctional counselors
Discussion of controversial topics such as prison homosexuality, AIDS in prison, girls in gangs, and women on death row
Examples of successful, innovative programs for female offenders from the United States and abroad
Working with Female Offenders addresses the unique challenges of female offenders and those who treat them, and provides a much needed addition to the literature on innovative programming for female offenders.
Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.
But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.
Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.