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Risk and rehabilitationManagement and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system$
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Aaron Pycroft and John McKeane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300205

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.001.0001

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Risk, assessment and the practice of actuarial criminal justice

Risk, assessment and the practice of actuarial criminal justice

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(p.21) TWO Risk, assessment and the practice of actuarial criminal justice
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Risk and rehabilitation
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Suzie Clift

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.003.0003

Chapter Two sets out to discuss the rise of a risk agenda within criminal justice, and the politicization of law and order. Clift refers to the influence of the media being responsible for this, due to the consciousness surrounding mentally ill offenders. The efficacy of policies to deal with ‘dangerous offenders’ such as Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are looked at, including their shortcomings. Conceptualising risk within certain frameworks for the assessment, management and sentencing of perceived dangerous offenders, such as Indeterminate Public Protection Sentences are also discussed.

Keywords:   Risk, Community, Public, Consciousness, MAPPA, Media

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