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

Author: Karen Harrison
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harrison, Karen.
Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Harrison
ISBN: 9780203809211 0203809211 1280665556 9781280665554
OCLC Number: 797918701
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Dangerousness and the dangerous offender; Introduction; Existing definitions; Historical and sociological constructions of the dangerous offender; Current constructions of the dangerous offender; Conclusion; 2. Sentencing policy and dangerousness legislation; Introduction; Early dangerousness laws; Current legislation and policy; Discussion; Efficacy; Conclusion; 3. From dangerousness to risk and risk assessment. IntroductionRisk and its importance in penal practice; The assessment of risk; Methods of risk assessment; Problems with risk assessment; Current risk-assessment tools; Conclusion; 4. The use of imprisonment; Introduction; Sentences of the court; Prison categorisation; Serving a life sentence; The high-security estate; Close supervision centres; Therapeutic communities; Release and recall; Conclusion; 5. Strategies of risk management; Introduction; The use of registers; Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements; Polygraph testing; Satellite tracking technology; Civil orders; Conclusion. 6. Strategies of risk reductionIntroduction; Psychotherapy; Surgical interventions; Pharmacotherapy; Restorative justice techniques; Conclusion; 7. Women offenders; Introduction; The prevalence of dangerous women offenders; Views and perceptions; Risk assessment; Imprisonment; Risk-reduction strategies; Conclusion; 8. Children and young people; Introduction; Prevalence; Welfare versus punishment; Sentencing policy; The age of criminal responsibility; Youth court; Available sentences; Risk assessment; The juvenile secure estate; Risk-management strategies; Risk-reduction strategies; Conclusion. 9. Mentally disordered offendersIntroduction; Definition, prevalence and public perceptions; Criminal justice issues; Sentencing policy; Risk assessment; High-secure hospitals; Release; Risk-management strategies; Risk-reduction strategies; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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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.

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