Public Protection And The Criminal Justice Process

Paperback | April 20, 2006

byMike Nash

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This book 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 thepolice service and the probation service. Public protection has now assumed a position of dominance within the criminal justice agenda. New ways of working have necessitated changes to organisational culture, which in turn has begun to blur traditional criminal justice boundaries. Agencies must now work together by law and the publicprotection 'family' has extended to include a range of agencies, such as housing and leisure services.This book 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 RiskAssessment 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.The book 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.

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This book 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 thepolice service and the probation service. Public ...

Mike Nash is Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He has taught students and practitioners units on dangerous offenders for a number of years. He has worked as a consultant to police and probation service on the subject of potential dangerousness. He has written and published wi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199289433

ISBN - 13:9780199289431

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mr David Scott, Chief Officer National Probation Service (London)Introduction1. Trying to understand dangerousness2. Sex offenders and sexual crime3. Behaviour causing concern4. Dangerous severe personality disorder and psychopathy5. A look into the future - predicting the risk of serious harm6. Legislating against the dangerous offender7. Legislating for constraint - tightening controls in the community8. Working together - many minds, one voice?9. Managing risk in the community10. Dangerous offender versus the people - what hope for offender rights?11. Conclusion - where next for public protection?Concluding thoughtsAppendix 1 - Glossary of termsAppendix 2 - List of relevant legislative developments in public protectionAppendix 3 - List of recent relevant probation circularsAppendix 4 - A synopsis of MAPPA guidanceAppendix 5 - A worked example of risk management (source: MAPPA Guidance Home Office 2004)

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`Students training to work in the probation service and the National Offender Management Service should consider this to be a core text. The proposed changes to police officer training, with the piloting of undergraduate and foundation degree courses within HE, is likely to increase thenumbers of police officers in training who would find this book important reading.'Charlotte Knight, Principle Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University