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Managing Sex Offender Risk

Joyce Liddle, Gill McLvor, Hazel Kemshall (Editor)


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Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently used both in prison and in the community, and give clear directions for future practice. Providing a detailed overview of the typologies and characteristics of offenders, they suggest strategies for managing different kinds of offender, including children and young people who are sexually aggressive.

The Sex Offenders Act and the Crime and Disorder Act emphasise the need for effective community management of the predatory paedophile. Reviewing the recent growth in multi-agency approaches to this challenge, the book discusses how police, prisons and social work departments can share information and collaborate effectively, and will be essential reading for probation officers, prison staff, social workers and anyone involved in the assessment and management of sex offenders.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781843101970, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2004

About the Author

Hazel Kemshall is Professor of Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University. She has completed research for the Economic and Social Research Council, the Home Office and the Scottish Executive. She is the author of the Home Office risk training materials for social workers and the Scottish Executive materials for social workers, and has edited several titles in the `Good Practice in Social Work' series, published by Jessica Kingsley. Gill McIvor is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Work Research Centre at the University of Stirling. She is the author of `Working with Offenders' and `Women who Offend', both published by Jessica Kingsley.