Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I


  • Kieran McCartan
  • Hazel Kemshall

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Joan Tabachnick, Kieran McCartan
    Pages 61-87
  3. Nicola Padfield
    Pages 89-114
  4. Lydia Guthrie
    Pages 179-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


​This book, the first of two volumes edited by McCartan and Kemshall, focusses on perceptions of sexual offenders, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex offenders within the contexts of criminal justice, health and social policy. The chapters provide an oversight of contemporary policies, practices and debates within the area to help both professionals and researchers.  

The collection focuses on emerging areas (public health approaches, prevention, public perceptions of sexual abuse, and social constructionism), as well as more traditional topics (media, preventative and exceptional sentencing, resilience, and work force development). The authors examine public and professional engagement on sex offender management, and the changing socio-political landscape of sexual offender management. A bold and engaging volume, this edited collection will be of great importance to scholars and practitioners interested in perceptions of sexual offending.


policy resilience assessment treatment violence risk prevention online offending public protection sex offender Public education Preventive sentencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Kieran McCartan
    • 1
  • Hazel Kemshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of CriminologyUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Community and Criminal JusticeDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUnited Kingdom

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