Policing Sexual Offences and Sex Offenders

  • Terry¬†Thomas

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Terry Thomas
    Pages 1-3
  3. Policing Sexual Offences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Terry Thomas
      Pages 7-28
    3. Terry Thomas
      Pages 29-41
  4. Policing Sex Offenders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 56-56
    2. Terry Thomas
      Pages 57-70
    3. Terry Thomas
      Pages 103-108
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 109-116

About this book


Sexual offending has become a mainstay item of reporting in our daily newspapers, and television news bulletins. This book offers an account of the policing of sexual offences and the difficulties that confront the police in the investigation of these intrusive crimes. It surveys the breath of sexual offences and examines the reporting of sexual crime and the attrition level that follows. It proceeds by critically assessing the efforts the police are making to overcome these difficulties and the degree to which they are making progress.

The book outlines the relatively new police role of policing the convicted sex offenders themselves, who are living in the community and are subject to risk 'management' by the police and the requirements of the sex offender register held by the police. Written by a leading expert, this timely book will be of great interest to scholars of sexual offending and criminal justice.

Criminal Records: A Database for the Criminal Justice System and Beyond (2007) and The Registration and Monitoring of Sex Offenders: A Comparative Study (2011).


Police sex offender registration rape investigation sexual assault criminology crime child pornography Criminal Justice community grooming Risk Sex offenders register types of crime

Authors and affiliations

  • Terry¬†Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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