Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781847426369 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847426376 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Assessment in youth justice

Kerry Baker, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

Assessment in youth justice

Kerry Baker, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781847426369 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847426376 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
Introduction
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
Planning interventions
Reports
Communication and working with other agencies
Part Three: Skills and practice development: Skills in assessment
Developing assessment practice
Conclusion
Appendix: Assessment tools - additional references
Review Quotes
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
“A must read.” 
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