Understanding Risk In Criminal Justice

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Aug 1, 2003 - Social Science - 191 pages
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This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for use with offenders. It is designed with undergraduate courses in mind, providing frequent summaries, lists of further reading, and a glossary.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 01 The rise of risk
3
Chapter 02 The role of risk in criminal justice and penal policy
26
Chapter 03 Approaches to risk and risk assessment tools
48
Chapter 04 Risk dangerousness and the Probation Service
81
Chapter 05 Risk and policing
103
Chapter 06 Risk and crime prevention
125
Chapter 07 Concluding comments
143
Glossary
147
References
149
Index
181
Back Cover
192
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Hazel Kemshall is Professor of Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University. She has research interests in risk assessment, risk management and risk policies in criminal justice and has carried out research into risk under the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Risk and Human Behaviour' programme. She has investigated the work of public protection panels for the Home Office, and has developed training materials for the Probation Service in England and Wales, and for social workers in Scotland. She has published numerous books and articles on risk in social care and criminal justice.

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