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    DescriptionHow should society manage sex offenders who are released from prison? How can sex offenders be detained in a way that prevents re-offending while respecting civil liberties? Is preventive detention a type of double punishment? Do prison-based sex offender treatment programs work? What is the best way to protect the community from sex offending? Professors McSherry and Keyzer focus on three key modern policy responses to such questions, and the cases that propelled their development: Earl Shriner in Washington State, and the United States approach of detaining 'sexually violent predators' in special institutions; Dennis Ferguson in Queensland, and the Australian post-sentence detention and supervision schemes; John Cronin in Scotland, and the Scottish approach of making orders for lifelong restriction at the time of sentence.

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    Sex Offenders and Preventive Detention
    Politics, Policy and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernadette McSherry, By (author) Patrick Keyzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 216 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862877634
    ISBN 10: 1862877637

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JKVQ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, SOC051000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BIC subject category V2: LNFJ
    DC22: 364.153
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: K5194 .M37 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JKVQ, LNFJ
    Federation Press
    Imprint name
    Federation Press
    Publication date
    31 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Annandale, NSW
    Review quote
    This stellar study of a contemporary challenge facing the bench and bar is a worthwhile addition to the shelf of anyone interested in both liberty and a safe community. Read full review... - Gilles Renaud, Ontario Court of Justice
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Three Case Studies Politics of Risk and Precaution Policy Issues Practical Issues ConclusionsReferencesTable of Cases Index