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NCJ Number: 186742 Find in a Library
Title: Risk, Policing and the Management of Sex Offenders
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:2000  Pages:7-18
Author(s): Allyson MacVean
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines current police policy and practice in the United Kingdom in assessing and managing the risks that pedophiles pose to children, with emphasis on how the Sex Offenders Act 1997 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 are adapted and applied in different contexts to control the behavior of pedophiles.
Abstract: The analysis used findings of a study of a child protection unit to argue that the pure and scientific forms of risk assessment and management found in policy statements are hybridized through police practice, under the influence of factors such as police culture and the hunches of individual police officers. The analysis identified three hybridized models of risk. These are the forensic risk model, the witness model, and the police-rationale-for-intervention risk model. The analysis concluded that these models aid understanding of how the police sustain and justify their working practices as they try to detect, investigate, and regulate pedophiles in diverse settings. Reference notes (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child molesters; Child protection services; Child Sexual Abuse; Child welfare; Foreign laws; Police decisionmaking; Police discretion; Police policies and procedures; United Kingdom (UK)
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