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Public Health, Prevention and Risk Management

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


This chapter will examine the development of thinking and some emerging practice in relation to the prevention of sexual abuse using a public health approach. It will then discuss the implications for risk management of conceptualising prevention in this way. It will argue that prevention should lie at the heart of risk management thinking and planning and will suggest a way in which a public health approach to prevention can help inform risk management at strategic and operational levels.


  • Sexual offending
  • Prevention
  • Public health

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Brown, J. (2017). Public Health, Prevention and Risk Management. In: McCartan, K., Kemshall, H. (eds) Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I. Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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