Challenges in the Management of People Convicted of a Sexual Offence: A Way Forward (Palgrave Studies in Risk) (Hardcover)

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By Kasia Uzieblo (Editor), Wineke J. Smid (Editor), Kieran McCartan (Editor)
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This book provides an up-to-date analysis of major issues in the field of sexual abuse, both established and emerging, and asks how we can develop the most evidence-based, fit-for-purpose approach in responding to and preventing it. Sexual abuse is a multi-disciplinary, international issue that exists at the crossroads of theory, practice, and research. Therefore, the book is future-facing and asks the reader to critically reflect upon current and future research and practice, and to ask: what next? In doing this the book examines the theory, research, and practice on a range of topics including, grooming behaviors, risk management, risk assessment, sexual fantasies, professional engagement, and policy development. These, and other essential topics for effective and efficient care for people who have committed sexual offenses, are addressed as part of the ultimate goal to reduce and even eliminate sexual victimizationin the future.

About the Author

Kasia Uzieblo is Senior Researcher at the Research Department of the Forensic Care Specialists in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology of the Free University Brussels, Belgium. Her teaching, trainings and research focus on sexual/family violence and forensic assessment, including risk assessment.Wineke J. Smid is Head of the Research Department at Forensic Care Specialists in Utrecht, Netherlands. She conducts empirical research (e.g., the etiology of sexual deviance), carries out individual (risk) assessments of residential high-risk sex offenders and is European master trainer for the risk assessment instruments Static-99R, Stable-2007 and Acute-2007.Kieran McCartan researches sexual offending, risk management, trauma informed practice, and developmental criminology at University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He is an executive board member of ATSA and NOTA, the chair of the Confederation of European Probation working group on sexual offenses, and advises the Council of Europe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030802110
ISBN-10: 3030802116
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 21st, 2021
Pages: 335
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Risk