Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: A Psychological Approach / Edition 1

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘Overall the quality of the evidence-based information in this book is excellent. It is presented in a meaningful and interesting manner from different professional perspectives… I found the book both informative and readable, providing a balanced view for the range of professionals working in this challenging area.’ - Sarah Isherwood, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology

'This is an extraordinary book that truly opens the eyes. All professionals wanting to really understand paedophilia should consider this book compulsory reading.'

'Each chapter is very well-written, clear, with linked arguments...very useful for understanding the issues, and balancing the empirical evidence with the practice.'
-Olga Sanchez de Ribera, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583911570
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Craissati is Head of Forensic Clinical Psychology services with Oxleas NHS Trust, Kent and author of Child Sexual Abusers.

Contributions from Joanna Hall and Geraldine Gavin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Risk Assessment. Actuarial Approaches. Fixed and Dynamic Variables. Part 2: Risk Management. Risk Management Panels (RMP); The Probation and Police Perspective. Child Protection: Social Services and the Children's Act. The Role of Forensic Mental Health Services. Case Vignettes.

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