Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice

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Kerry Baker, Alex Sutherland
Policy Press, 2009 - Political Science - 145 pages
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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are now one of the central features of government policy in the UK for managing the risk presented by violent and sexual offenders. Although there has been research and debate concerning the use of MAPPA with adult offenders, their application to young people has received relatively little attention until now.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements & Youth Justice extends the existing literature on public protection. It provides a detailed exploration of MAPPA policy and practice in order to prompt further debate about the implications of the risk paradigm for young people and youth justice practitioners.
In the report, key academics, practitioners and policy makers consider a range of theoretical and practical issues raised by the introduction of MAPPA, including risk and children's rights, the use of professional discretion by practitioners, alternative approaches to risk management and suggestions for future policy development. It will be of interest to both professionals and academics working with young offenders and in youth justice.
 

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Contents

risk welfare and rights
11
learning the lessons for young offenders
25
past problems current
43
challenges for
59
Risk management through MAPPA the right approach
73
discretion and decision making
93
discourses of security risk and childrens rights
111
Conclusion
125
Qualifying offences for MAPPA categories I and 2
135
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Kerry Baker, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford and Alex Sutherland, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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