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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