Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-08-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders is a fully up-to-date, comprehensive and user-friendly guide on dangerous offenders. It considers what a dangerous offender is and how such offenders are assessed and classified. It looks at current sentencing policy and also the available sentences specifically designed for such offenders. Examining these sentences in detail it evaluates the practical realities of how dangerous offenders are dealt with by the penal system, in terms of managing and treating risk, both in prison and within the community. In addition the book looks at female offenders, young offenders and mentally disordered offenders and considers whether there are any differences when sentencing and dealing with these distinct groups; and if not whether any differences are required. Finally it assesses prolific offenders questioning whether these could also be classified as dangerous offenders and evaluates government policy concerning these. This book will be key reading for students of law, criminology, social policy, psychology and sociology criminal and of interest to criminal justice professionals including the police, prison officers, probation officers, psychologists, lawyers and judges.

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