The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending

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The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending

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The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending

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ISBN
9780199236732
Author
Mike Nash and Andy Williams
Published by
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
10 July 2008
Format
Paperback
Extent
324 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 mm

The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending explores the extent to which recommendations are implemented and their impact on the development of public protection policy. Reviewing all the major inquiries relating to further serious offending, the authors highlight commonalities that emerge from these reports, such as the nature of the offence and the type of response, as well as organisational and individual failures.

The Anatomy of Serious Further Offending also argues that the public protection edifice is built upon perceptions of danger which rarely reflect the true nature of dangerous behaviour. The authors propose that many inquiries refer to incidents that do not meet the stereotypical profile of a dangerous predator; subsequently the construction of dangerousness is re-examined in the light of Inquiry findings and recommendations.

This title is a thought-provoking and topical book of great interest to probation practitioners and students alike. 
Introduction and Background
Part 1 - Setting the Scene
  1. The Nature and Extent of Serious Further Offences
  2. Back to Basics - Understanding Offending Behaviour
  3. Risk, Dangerousness and Serious Further Offending
  4. Working Together - MAPPA and NOMS
Part 2 - Inquiries Cultures: Themes and Issues
  1. Inquiry Culture - Moving Forward or Process Compliance?
  2. Failure and Blame - Learning Lessons from Elsewhere
  3. Serious Further Offending - Types, Reviews and Research
  4. SFO Inquiries - Opening Pandora's Box
  5. Conclusion
References


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