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The last few years have seen increasing attention given to cases where men, women and children have suffered serious harm from offenders who are known to have done similar harm on earlier occasions.;This book examines how the courts, parole boards and mental health tribunals deal with violent or sexual offenders who are regarded as dangerous.
The eight articles in this book cover: violence as the norm; sexual molesters; mentally disordered violence; bailing and sentencing the dangerous; managing violence in hospitals; assessing and discharging patients; supervizing the dangerous in the community.;The book should be useful to those in, and studying to be in, the legal profession, and also judges, magistrates, psychiatrists, probation officers and social workers.
The contributors to the book are: Nigel Walker, Elaine Genders, Shona Morrison, Donald West, Paul Bowden, Nicola Padfield, David Hirschmann, John Crichton, John Gunn and Roger Shaw. Nigel Walker is the author of ""Crime and Punishment in Britain"", ""Danger and Stigma"", ""Why Punish?"" and ""Sentencing Theory, Law and Practice"".