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A Practical Guide to Working with Sex Offenders


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Definitive guidance for safeguarding professionals with cases involving sex offenders

Table of Contents

1. A brief history of sex - an overview
2. Sex and sexuality
3. Theories of sexual offending
4. People who sexually harm others.
5. Theories of risk
6. Assessing the risk presented by sexual offenders
7. Legal contexts
8. Approaches and debates
9. The reflective professional

About the Author

Diane Wills is an independent practitioner specialising in the assessment, treatment and management of sexual offenders. She undertakes specialist assessments for a range of clients, and is a former Probation Officer and a registered Social Worker. She lives in Plymouth, UK.

Andrew Wills is a lecturer in Social Work at Plymouth University, and has worked as an accredited practitioner and manager of sex offender treatment programmes and as a national manager in the (previous) National Probation Service. He lives in Plymouth, UK.


This book is a concise and useful guide for practitioners or those interested in working with sexual offenders. It is also ideally placed to help inform counsellors and therapists who are beginning to work with sex offenders. The book provides not only an overview of the theories associated with sex offender interventions and assessment, but also an update as to the recent developments in the UK. This is essential knowledge for anyone working in this complex area. The book provides a realistic overview of the nuances of the varied and often uncertain field of sex offending, and will help practitioners and students alike in being aware of current best practice. I highly recommend this book for people working with, or training to work with, sexual offenders. -- Dr Ruth Tully, Consultant Forensic Psychologist, Tully Forensic Psychology Ltd, Nottingham, UK
Working with people who have committed, or who are at risk of committing a sexual offence, is challenging and complex. This book is a valuable resource in this work with clear, concise and practical advice. In their text, the Wills' provide a rounded and thoughtful guide that compliments working practices in the UK, and beyond, in an engaging as well as thoughtful fashion. -- Kieran McCartan, Professor of Sociology & Criminology and Leader of the Social Science Research Group, UWE Bristol, and International Chair & Executive Board member, Association the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

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