Public Protection and the Criminal Justice Process

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ISBN
9780199289431
Author
Mike Nash
Published by
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
20 April 2006
Format
Paperback
Extent
256 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 mm

Public Protection and the Criminal Justice Process is a practical and theoretical analysis of public protection and criminal justice. This area has seen immense change in recent years and the book examines the recent legislative, policy and organisational changes and their impact on the various agencies involved, including the police service and the probation service.

Public Protection and the Criminal Justice Process explores the problematic concept of 'dangerousness' and its application to criminal justice. All recent policy and legislative initiatives are examined within a critical context that questions the need for populist, punitive agendas, for example the creation of MAPPA (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Panels) and changes in relation to the National Probation Service. Recent relevant legislative references are collated in a useful appendix at the back of the book.

Public Protection and the Criminal Justice Process is a practical and useful reference, ideal reading for students and academics working critically in the area who wish to understand how public protection has reached its present status. It is also a useful reference for probation officers, police officers and policy makers. 
Foreword by Mr David Scott, Chief Officer National Probation Service (London)Introduction
  1. Trying to understand dangerousness
  2. Sex offenders and sexual crime
  3. Behaviour causing concern
  4. Dangerous severe personality disorder and psychopathy
  5. A look into the future - predicting the risk of serious harm
  6. Legislating against the dangerous offender
  7. Legislating for constraint - tightening controls in the community
  8. Working together - many minds, one voice?
  9. Managing risk in the community
  10. Dangerous offender versus the people - what hope for offender rights?
  11. Conclusion - where next for public protection?
Concluding thoughts
Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms
Appendix 2 - List of relevant legislative developments in public protection
Appendix 3 - List of recent relevant probation circulars
Appendix 4 - A synopsis of MAPPA guidance
Appendix 5 - A worked example of risk management (source: MAPPA Guidance Home Office 2004)


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