CRU Report: Risk Assessment and Management of Serious Violent and Sexual Offenders: A Review of Current Issues

DescriptionA review of literature relating to the assessment and management of serious violent and sexual offenders, focusing on policy and legislation, risk assessment methods and risk management.
ISBN0 7559 3450 4
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 08, 2002

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2002

Risk Assessment and Management of Serious Violent and Sexual Offenders: A review of current issues

De Montford University
Hazel Kemshall

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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
CONTEXT OF THE REPORT
DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE REPORT
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT
CHAPTER TWO: LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
BACKGROUND
PROVISIONS FOR SEX OFFENDERS
PROVISIONS FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS
CURRENT LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS
MENTALLY DISORDERED OFFENDERS
IMPLICATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS AND POLICY DEVELOPMENTS
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN RISK ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER THREE: RISK ASSESSMENT
KEY DEFINITIONS
PROBLEMS IN RISK ASSESSMENT
ISSUES IN RISK ASSESSMENT: ACTUARIAL VERSUS CLINICAL METHODS
COMBINED RISK ASSESSMENTS
DEFENSIBLE DECISIONS
INTER-AGENCY CO-OPERATION
CHAPTER FOUR: CHOICE OF RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS
SEX OFFENDERS
USEFULNESS OF SEX OFFENDER ASSESSMENT TOOLS TO POLICE SERVICE
RISK ASSESSMENTS
VIOLENT OFFENDERS
RELEVANCE AND SELECTION OF ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS
CHAPTER FIVE: RISK MANAGEMENT OF SEXUAL AND VIOLENTOFFENDERS
INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES
COMMUNITY RISK MANAGEMENT: SUPERVISION, MONITORING, SURVEILLANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX ONE
APPENDIX TWO
REFERENCES

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE
1 PREDICTION OUTCOMES
2 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE SEX OFFENDER ACT 1997
3 PROVISIONS FOR SEX OFFENDER ORDERS

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