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NCJ Number: 147754 Find in a Library
Title: RELEASE OF SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS AND COMMUNITY SAFETY (FROM SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS: SENTENCING, PSYCHIATRY, AND LAW REFORM, 1991, P 255-262, SALLY-ANNE GERULL AND WILLIAM LUCAS, EDS. - SEE NCJ-147734)
Author(s): D Thomson; A Birgden; M Morison
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
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United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article identifies and discusses five issues related to detaining and then releasing persons who have committed serious violent offenses and have the potential to reoffend.
Abstract: The first issues concerns the principle that a community has the right to protect its members from serious harm from both outsiders and from other members of the community. The second issue lies in classifying those offenses which are considered to be serious or dangerous. The third issue involves the process of identifying persons who are most likely to commit those serious harms. The fourth issue discussed here is the community's response to the perceived threat of serious harm, and the effectiveness of that response. The final issue related to the validity of criteria to be used in assessing the suitability for release of persons classified and detained as dangerous. 12 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Violent offenders
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