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Handbook of Public Protection - Mike Nash

Handbook of Public Protection

By: Mike Nash (Editor), Andy Williams (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2010
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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 for a range of other organisations 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 researchers, commentators and practitioners 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.

The key themes of `risk and dangerousness' and `individual rights and community safety' are explored throughout each section.

This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in criminal justice.

List of figures and tablesp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Notes on contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Context of Public Protection
Introductionp. 11
'Dangers by being despised grow great'p. 15
Theorising dangerousnessp. 40
The politics of public protectionp. 60
Assessing and Managing Risk
Introductionp. 83
Forensic risk assessment: public protection versus offender rightsp. 87
Discretion and decision-making in public protectionp. 103
An epistemological chasm? Actuarial risk assessment through OASysp. 133
Public protection: perpetrators, predictions, prevention and performancep. 162
Doing the Job
Introductionp. 181
Public protection and the Parole Board in England and Walesp. 185
Community protection and multi-agency public protection arrangementsp. 199
Public protection work: achieving the possiblep. 217
Sex offender management in the community: who are the victims?p. 234
A Comparative Perspective
Introductionp. 251
Public protection and community safety in the Netherlandsp. 257
Public protection in Scotland: a way forward?p. 272
Sex offender notification: policy imperatives, effectives and consequences in the USAp. 295
The preventive state: when is prevention of harm harmful?p. 316
Contemporary Issues in Public Protection
Introductionp. 337
Electronic monitoring, satellite tracking and public protectionp. 341
Hate crime offending and victimisation: some considerations for public protectionp. 361
Punitive policies on sexual offending: from public shaming to public protectionp. 380
Policing, public protection and minority groupsp. 399
Young offenders and public protectionp. 417
Public protectionism and 'Sarah's Law': exerting pressure through single issue campaignsp. 434
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9781843928508
ISBN-10: 1843928507
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 24.6  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1