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Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I

Perceptions

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings together a range of stakeholders, agencies and practitioners to discuss the multifaceted dimensions of risk and sexual offenders in the criminal justice system

  • Explores the key issues in researching risk and the challenging relationship between research, policy and practice

  • Speaks to academics and practitioners interested media studies, criminology, psychology, sociology, social policy, social work and/or politics

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society (PSRCS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Sexual Harm, Public Education and Risk Management

    • Joan Tabachnick, Kieran McCartan
    Pages 61-87
  3. Preventive Sentencing

    • Nicola Padfield
    Pages 89-114
  4. Building and Sustaining a Resilient Workforce

    • Lydia Guthrie
    Pages 179-207
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 233-235

About this book

​This book, the first of two volumes edited by McCartan and Kemshall, focusses on perceptions of sexual offenders, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex offenders within the contexts of criminal justice, health and social policy. The chapters provide an oversight of contemporary policies, practices and debates within the area to help both professionals and researchers.  

The collection focuses on emerging areas (public health approaches, prevention, public perceptions of sexual abuse, and social constructionism), as well as more traditional topics (media, preventative and exceptional sentencing, resilience, and work force development). The authors examine public and professional engagement on sex offender management, and the changing socio-political landscape of sexual offender management. A bold and engaging volume, this edited collection will be of great importance to scholars and practitioners interested in perceptions of sexual offending.

Keywords

  • policy
  • resilience
  • assessment
  • treatment
  • violence
  • risk prevention
  • online offending
  • public protection
  • sex offender
  • Public education
  • Preventive sentencing
  • sexual offending

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept of Criminology, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Kieran McCartan

  • Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

    Hazel Kemshall

About the editors

Kieran McCartan is Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Hazel Kemshall is Professor of Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University, UK.  


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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-63567-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)