Professional views on the management of sex offenders in the community

Day, Andrew, Carson, Ed, Newton, Danielle, and Hobbs, Gaynor (2014) Professional views on the management of sex offenders in the community. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53. pp. 171-189.

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Sex offender registration and community notification schemes form an increasingly important part of public policy relevant to the management of known sex offenders in the community. Critics of these policies not only point to the lack of empirical evidence that is currently available to support their impact on reoffending, but also the disproportionate and potentially iatrogenic effects that they have on offenders. However, there have been few attempts to understand these issues from the perspective of those practitioners who work on a daily basis with sex offenders in the community. These professionals are uniquely placed to contribute to an understanding of effective risk management and, as such, this article presents an analysis of the perspectives of a group of experienced practitioners and how this practice-based wisdom might inform the development of sex offender public policy.

Item ID: 47719
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-8558
Keywords: community services, offender supervision, practice wisdom, public policy, risk management, sex offender
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 01:43
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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