Details for Working with Offenders

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC306
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Working with Offenders

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Minor Essay - 30%

Professional e-Portfolio - 40%

Program Plan - 30%

Prescribed Text

Farrow, K., Kelly, G. & Wilkinson, B. 2007. Offenders in Focus. Bristol: Policy Press.

NSW Dept. of Corrective Services. 2009. Getting SMART. (Revised ed.).

Representative References

Day, A., et al. November 2014. Professional attitudes to sex offenders: Implications for multiagency and collaborative working. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 6(1): 12-19.

Corey, G. 2009. Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. (8th ed.). Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Corey, G., Corey, M., & Callanan, P. 2007. Issues and ethics in the helping professions. (7th ed.). Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Egan, G. 2009. The skilled helper: A problem management and opportunity approach to helping. (9th ed.). Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Hubble. M., Duncan, B., & Miller, S. 2007. The heart and soul of change: What works in therapy. Washington DC: APA.

Mearns, D., & Thorne, B. 2011. Person-centred counselling in action. 3rd ed.London, UK: Sage Publications. 

Perkins, E.B. and Oser, C.B. June 2014. Job frustration in substance abuse counselors working with offenders in prisons versus community settings. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58(6): 718-734.

Trotter, C. 2015. Working with involuntary clients:  A guide to practice. 3rd ed. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

West, R. 2006, Theory of addiction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

White, R., & Graham, H. 2010. Working with offenders: A guide to concepts and practices. Abingdon, UK; New York, NY: Willan Publishing.