Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: A Psychological Approach [NOOK Book]

Overview

How can a psychological framework improve the success of risk management?

The management of sex offenders in the community is of paramount concern to the general public, and this is reflected in the numberous recent changes to public protection procedures.

Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community covers both the assessment and management of high risk sex ...
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Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: A Psychological Approach

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Overview

How can a psychological framework improve the success of risk management?

The management of sex offenders in the community is of paramount concern to the general public, and this is reflected in the numberous recent changes to public protection procedures.

Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community covers both the assessment and management of high risk sex offenders in the community, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches. The reader will be able to access the most widely used actuarial approaches to risk assessment and understand the clinical themes that underpin such variables. The book answers questions including:

* Are sex offenders likely to escalate their behaviour if not stopped?
* Is the risk on the streets or at home?
* Can we differentiate between those offenders who will and those who will not reoffend?

This book links psychologically-based theoretical principles with practical considerations for professionals in the field. By demystifying the current state of knowledge on risk posed by sex offenders, practitioners will be well placed to engage in defensible decision-making and strive for best practice in the community.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135480561
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/2/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Actuarial approaches to risk assessment 16
3 Fixed and dynamic variables associated with risk 40
4 Child protection : social services and the Children Act 1989 88
5 Risk management : the probation and police perspective 115
6 Forensic mental health services 136
7 Case studies 167
8 Discussion 199
App Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool - revised 205
App Static 99 coding form 208
App Risk Matrix 2000 : risk of sexual reoffending 210
App Risk Matrix 2000 : risk of violent offending 211
App Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide (SORAG) 212
App Juvenile Sex Offender Risk Assessment Schedule 216
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