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Title Responding to sexual offending : perceptions, risk management and public protection / edited by Kieran McCartan, Associate Professor in Criminology, University of the West of England, UK
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in risk, crime and society
Palgrave studies in risk, crime and society.
Contents Editor's Introduction -- 1. The Realities of Legislating Against and Protecting the Public From Risky Groups; Andrew Williams and Mike Nash -- 2. Community-Based Management of Sexual Offender Risk: Options and Opportunities; Robin Wilson and David Prescott -- 3. Female Sex Offenders: Gender, Risk and Risk Perception; Ian Elliott and Alexandra Bailey -- 4. New Technologies, 'Risk' and Sexual Offending; Ruth McAlister -- 5. Sex Offending and Sex Tourism: Problems, Policy and Challenges; Duncan McPhee -- 6. Sex Offender Treatment Programmes; Adam Carter -- 7. Understanding and Responding to Sexual Offenders with Challenging Behaviours; David Prescott and Robin Wilson -- 8. Risky Business? Supporting Desistance From Sexual Offending; Beth Weaver and Monica Barry -- 9. Tales from the Trenches: Zooming in on the Effects of Sex Offender Public Policy; Danielle Harris -- 10. Creativity and Rehabilitation: What Else Might Work in Changing Sex Offenders' Behaviour?; Charlotte Bilby -- 11. Managing Sex Offenders in the UK: Challenges for Policy and Practice; Hazel Kemshall and Kieran McCartan
Summary "Sexual violence is a high-profile, complex and emotive issue which has become central to national and international discourses surrounding risk and risk management, child protection, human rights, criminal justice policy and public protection in modern society. This unique collection brings together a range of international contributors from multiple disciplines to discuss the current public, social and governmental understandings and responses to sexual violence. Exploring a variety of issues including the management of sexual offending and new and adaptive ways of rehabilitating and reintegrating sex offenders, this volume examines sexual violence policy, practice, theory and research across a range of different types of sexual offences. It closely explores the relationship between the state, public and practitioner community to create a rounded, societal view of sexual offending, with recommendations of how to facilitate better community engagement and ultimately reduce (re)offending"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex (Psychology)
Sex crimes -- Investigation.
Sex offenders -- Psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author McCartan, Kieran, 1980- editor
ISBN 1137358130 (electronic bk)
9781137358134 (electronic bk)