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NCJ Number: 204789 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Offenders in the Community: Managing and Reducing the Risks
Editor(s): Amanda Matravers
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84392-015-8
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses how best to deal with sex offenders in the community.
Abstract: How best to deal with sex offenders in the community is a question of increasing importance in the political and public realm. The protection of the public has become the predominant issue for policymakers and criminal justice professionals, with the attention focused on a small group of dangerous offenders that present the highest risk of harm to the public. But the agencies with the task of managing sex offenders in the community have responsibility for a wider range of offenders and management strategies. This book discusses the risk-focused agenda and brings together policymakers and practitioners to assess issues in theory, legal and political context, the rights of victims and offenders, risk assessment and management, treatment strategies, multi-agency public protection arrangements, and law enforcement. Chapter 1 introduces new ways of thinking in response to sex offenders. Chapter 2 discusses the history and statistics of serious sexual assault. Chapter 3 provides information on the legislative framework of this issue. In chapter 4, the human rights implications of disclosing information on sex offenders are discussed. Sex offenders, risk penality, and the problem of disclosure to the community are examined in chapter 5. Chapter 6 provides information on interpreting the treatment performance of sex offenders. In chapter 7, the Machiavellian sex offender is profiled. The role of the polygraph is discussed in chapter 8. Chapter 9 discusses adolescents that sexually abuse. Chapter 10 provides a background on developing multi-agency public protection arrangements. Chapter 11 describes multi-agency public protection panels. Chapter 12 discusses the challenges for the police service. 14 figures, 7 tables, index
Main Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Sex offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders; Sex offender profiles; Sex Offender Registration; Sexual assault statistics; Treatment effectiveness; United Kingdom (UK); Victims rights
Note: For related chapters see NCJ-204790-800.
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