What are the attitudes of professionals towards female sex offenders and how might this inform future social work practice when working with this user group?

Morgan-Jones, Debs (2015) What are the attitudes of professionals towards female sex offenders and how might this inform future social work practice when working with this user group? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The present research study aimed to examine the perception of female sex offenders by professionals, such as agencies involved in criminal justice, Social Workers, community workers, psychologists and psychiatrists.
    The paper demonstrated the specific factors associated with female-perpetrated sex offences, the various typologies of these offenders and the risks associated with sex offences committed by females. Furthermore, gender-related differences between male and female sex offenders were discussed.
    The research study discussed the attitudes toward female sex offenders amongst professionals and the implications of these perspectives for policy making and legislation, as well as the treatment and ways to work with victims and perpetrators. The study looked from the viewpoint of Social Work and as such, relied upon Social Work values to make recommendations foe the future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 12:50
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 12:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18083

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