Sex Offenders and Preventive Detention

Sex Offenders and Preventive Detention : Politics, Policy and Practice

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Criminals commit a crime, get caught, serve their time and come out to go on living - except sex offenders. They come out and nobody will accept them as neighbours. They used to be able to hide but modern communications make this impossible. What can be done? Keeping them locked up is effectively imprisonment on suspicion - one of the markers of tyranny. But how can society acknowledge revulsion, factor in safety and enable these people to live outside a prison? McSherry and Keyzer have written a succinct book aimed at a broad audience, which crosses from criminology and politics to proposals for law reform. They base it around three case studies from Washington State, Scotland and Queensland, Australia representing the three main legislative options for managing sex more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 10mm | 222.26g
  • Federation Press
  • Annandale, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 1862877637
  • 9781862877634
  • 1,017,669

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Three Case Studies Politics of Risk and Precaution Policy Issues Practical Issues ConclusionsReferencesTable of Cases Indexshow more

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 Justiceshow more