The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management

by Karen Harrison
     
 

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This handbook combines the latest theory on a high-profile, complex subject in criminology, exploring the legal and ethical dimensions of society’s response to sex offenders in jurisdictions from the USA to Japan.

  • The first publication to offer a detailed and wide-ranging analysis of legal and ethical issues relating to sex offender treatment and

Overview

This handbook combines the latest theory on a high-profile, complex subject in criminology, exploring the legal and ethical dimensions of society’s response to sex offenders in jurisdictions from the USA to Japan.

  • The first publication to offer a detailed and wide-ranging analysis of legal and ethical issues relating to sex offender treatment and management
  • Covers a range of related issues, from media coverage to equality duties
  • Presents research from numerous national jurisdictions including the UK, USA,  Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Germany, Netherlands,  Japan, and Israel
  • Includes perspectives from respected leading academics and practitioners, including William Marshall,  Tony Ward, Doug Boer, Daniel Wilcox, and Marnie Rice

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“...the book is an important collection of thought-provoking essays that stimulate and challenge policy makers, academics and practice-based readers.” (The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 5 January 2015)

“This comprehensive collection of chapters from a stellar cast of contributors clearly fills a gap in the literature and brings together some genuinely international thinking . “ (Prison Service Journal, 1 July 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119945550
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Series:
Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“This is a wholly unique, comprehensive and indispensable resource for those working in the field of sex offender treatment and research. The Handbook contains fascinating discussions of some of the crucial but often overlooked ethical issues in the field written by an all-star line-up of contributors from the worlds of research and practice. Precisely the contribution that has been needed in the area of sex offender treatment.”—Professor Shadd Maruna, Director of the Institute of Criminology & Criminal justice, Queen’s University Belfast

“This book represents a major landmark in the sex offending domain, a single volume devoted to ethical and legal aspects of treatment and management. The chapters are, without exception, first class and represent thoughtful and cutting edge analyses of a variety of important issues. I thoroughly recommend it for practitioners, students and researchers.”—Professor Tony Ward, Victoria University of Wellington

Meet the Author

Karen Harrison is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Hull, UK. She has published several articles on the use of pharmacotherapy with high-risk sex offenders and is the author of Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders (2011) and is  the editor of Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in The Community (2010). Dr Harrison is an editorial board member of the Journal of Sexual Aggression and the Prison Service Journal as well as associate editor of Sexual Offender Treatment.

Bernadette Rainey is a Lecturer at Cardiff Law School, UK, and the Director of the Cardiff Law School Centre for Human Rights and Public Law. She has published work on several areas of human rights law, including equality duties and sexual offenders.

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