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Dangerous People

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ISBN13: 9781854315182
ISBN: 1854315188
Published: May 1996
Publisher: Blackstone Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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"".

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Subjects:
Criminology
Contents:
Ethical and other problems, Nigel Walker
violence and mental disorder, Paul Bowden
when violence is the norm, Elaine Genders and Shona Morrison
sexual molesters, Donald West
bailing and sentencing the dangerous, Nicola Padfield
psychiatric in-patient violence, John Crichton
the management and discharge of violent patients, John Gunn
parole and the dangerous offender, David Hirschmann
supervising the dangerous in the community, Roger Shaw
some comments, Nigel Walker.