The Resource Understanding risk in criminal justice, Hazel Kemshall

Understanding risk in criminal justice, Hazel Kemshall

Label
Understanding risk in criminal justice
Title
Understanding risk in criminal justice
Statement of responsibility
Hazel Kemshall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The "Crime and Justice" series has become a key resource for universities in teaching criminology and criminal justice! Professor Kemshall has established herself as a leading figure in the concepts of risk, risk management and public protection issues! This is an invaluable read for those entering Criminal Justice or moving to work in projects or teams at the forefront of public protection."--Vista. How significant is risk to the formation and implementation of penal policy? To what extent are the tasks and activities of frontline criminal justice workers informed by concerns to assess and manage risk? Has there been a significant 'sea-change' in the delivery of criminal justice, and if so, what are the future implications of this? This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for use with offenders.; It is designed with undergraduate courses in mind, providing frequent summaries, lists of further reading, and a glossary. The identification, assessment and management of risk has become a central theme of criminal justice policy. For some penal policy commentators, this represents a 'sea-change' in crime management to a new era of 'actuarial justice', that is the management of crime opportunities and risk distribution rather than the management of individual offenders. By drawing on key areas of criminal justice practice such as policing, probation and crime prevention, this book examines the actual extent of this change and reviews the case for a new risk-based penology. The book combines a review of current theories on actuarial justice with a detailed examination of current practices in key frontline agencies. The result is an essential text for criminology students and trainee professionals in criminal justice
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
345
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7419
LC item number
.K46 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Crime and justice
Label
Understanding risk in criminal justice, Hazel Kemshall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-180) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Risk, dangerousness and the Probation Service
  • 5.
  • Risk and policing
  • 6.
  • Risk and crime prevention
  • 7.
  • Concluding comments
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • rise of risk
  • 2.
  • role of risk in criminal justice and penal policy
  • 3.
  • Approaches to risk and risk assessment tools
  • 4.
Control code
ocn244008226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280954290
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36665563
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244008226
  • ebscoaca0335226035

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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