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1st Edition

Handbook of Public Protection

ISBN 9781843928508
Published December 13, 2010 by Willan
496 Pages

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Book Description

Public protection has become an increasingly central theme in the work of the criminal justice agencies in many parts of the world in recent years. Its high public profile and consequent political sensitivity means that growing numbers of criminal justice professionals find their daily work load dominated by the assessment and management of high risk of harm offenders. Developments such as sex offender registers and (in the UK) Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (Mappa) have made this issue not only a core activity for police, probation and prison services, but to a range of other organizations as well, in particular social work and the health services. Partnership has become central to the concept of public protection. At the same time the concept of public protection has occasioned increased political debate. Protecting the public from high risk or dangerous offenders has become an international issue and has increasingly shaped criminal justice policy.

This text brings together leading authorities in the field, providing authoritative coverage of the theory and practice of public protection, both in the UK and internationally. It provides a critical review of contemporary public protection practice as well as up-to-date research and thinking in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Andy Williams and Mike Nash  Part I: The Context of Public Protection  Introduction by the editors  1. Dangers by being despised grow great by Herschel Prins  2. Theorising dangerousness by Mark Brown  3. The politics of public protection by Mike Nash  Part II: Assessing and Managing Risk  Introduction by the editors  4. Forensic risk assessment: public protection versus offender rights by James Vess  5. Discretion and decision-making in public protection by Nicola Padfield  6. An epistemological chasm? Actuarial risk assessment through OASys by Andy Williams  7. Public protection: erpetrators, predictions, prevention and performance by David Carson and Tim Carson  Part III: Doing the Job  Introduction by the editors  8. Public protection and the Parole Board by Dick Whitfield  9. Community protection and multi-agency publuic protection arrangements by Hazel Kemshall  10. Public protection work: achieving the possible by Andrew Bridges and Kate White  11. Sex offender management in the community: who are the victims? by Bob Golding  Part IV: A Comparative Perspective  Introduction by the editors  12. Public protection and community safety in the Netherlands by Francis Pakes  13. Public protection in Scotland: a way forward? by Beth Weaver and Fergus McNeill  14. Sex offender notification: policy imperatives, effectiveness and consequences in the USA by Bill Thompson and Cecil Greek  15. The preventive state: when is prevention of harm harmful? by Eric Janus  Part V: Contemporary Issues in Public Protection  16. Electronic Monitoring, satellite tracking and public protection by Mike Nellis  17. Hate crime offending and victimisation: some considerations for public protection by Nathan Hall  18. Punitive policies on sexual offending: from public shaming to public protection by Anne-Marie McAlinden  19. Policing, public protection and minority groups by John Grieve  20. Young offenders and public protection by Kerry Baker  21. Public protectionism and 'Sarah's Law': exerting pressure through single issue campaigns by Stephen P. Savage and Sarah Charman

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