Managing high-risk sex offenders: messages for practice

Lynn Kelly, Sharon Jackson

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    Key points
    The task of managing sex offenders is complex, with registered sex offenders managed through Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) since 2007

    Policy and guidance emphasises management of risk, and the need for increased understanding of, and more guidance around, online offenders and 'sexting'

    High-risk sex offenders pose different levels of risk at different times during their offending careers

    Evidence of effectiveness is emerging in relation to risk reduction, combining use of structured risk assessment tools with strength-based and desistance approaches, underpinned by offender-supervisor relationships

    Greater understanding of offender diversity is required to inform and manage risk
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number48
    Number of pages18
    Issue number48
    Publication statusPublished - May 2019


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