Research Output per year
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are the operational structures overseeing the community management of sexual offenders in England and Wales since 2001 and in Scotland since 2007 . Despite the wide-ranging and high profile remit of MAPPA, little is known about the effects of professional efforts to exert control and support change. To shed light on these practices and their effects, this chapter presents some of the findings of a recent qualitative study examining the views and experiences of 26 professionals and 26 MAPPA eligible offenders. It is argued that a greater balance is required between the pursuit of control and the promotion of change. While the imposition of short term, restrictive, external controls might offer some reassurance to practitioners tasked with the difficult and uncertain business of public protection, risk management to reduce reoffending in the short term is unlikely to effect longer term change. Rather, as we elaborate in this chapter, supporting opportunities for people to move on and change the direction of their lives is likely not only to foster improved internal self-control, enhance compliance and augment naturally occurring processes of change, but also to protect the public in the longer term.
|Title of host publication||Responding to Sexual Offending|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perceptions, Risk Management and Public Protection|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2014|
- sexual offenders
- UK policy
- Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
- public protection
- risk management
Managing high risk offenders in the community: compliance, cooperation and consent in a climate of concernWeaver, B. & Barry, M., 10 Dec 2014, In : European Journal of Probation. 6, 3, p. 278-295 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Beth Weaver (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course