Seeking ethical symmetry : an analysis of criminal justice social work practice with a female ‘offender'

Heather Lynch*

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Abstract

This paper draws on the author’s experience as a student social worker in the Scottish criminal justice social work system to explore questions of relational ethics and the challenges of mobilising an ethically symmetrical relationship in contexts with pre-existing power imbalances. This experience enables a critique of risk management models and makes a contribution to desistance theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408 - 416
Number of pages9
JournalEthics and Social Welfare
Volume8
Issue number4
Early online date17 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Keywords

  • criminal justice
  • gender
  • desistance

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