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Sex Crime: Sex Offending & Society Terry Thomas

Sex Crime: Sex Offending & Society

Terry Thomas

Published July 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781903240007
Hardcover
224 pages
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This book provides an account of the nature and extent of sex crime and offending in contemporary Britain, and the policies and legislative actions taken to combat this. Sex offenders have become demonized figures, which has made it essential toMoreThis book provides an account of the nature and extent of sex crime and offending in contemporary Britain, and the policies and legislative actions taken to combat this. Sex offenders have become demonized figures, which has made it essential to explain the phenomena and to formulate appropriate policies and law. After a general overview of the history of measures to combat the sex offender and other dangerous offenders, the book examines the two parallel themes of the search for justice and protection that run through current approaches. Justice to ensure that sex offenders are effectively investigated, caught and prosecuted, and that courts have appropriate powers to sentence. Protection to ensure that prevention, treatment and other regulatory mechanisms are in place to protect the public adults and children - in all those areas where they are likely to become victims of sexual offending. It looks at the increasingly central role now given to personal information being held on sex offenders and the use of that information in risk assessment and management. The book ends by examining some of the possible future directions that might be taken in this field.