Risk and the management of crime

Authored by: David Denney

The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415682923
eBook ISBN: 9780203084229
Adobe ISBN: 9781136190230

10.4324/9780203084229.ch37

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Abstract

There is now a well-established international consensus amongst criminal justice policy makers and practitioners that various forms of risk management can be used as predictive tools. Internationally governments identify crime as a major problem which needs to be managed through various forms of individualised actuarially based risk assessment. Risk management constitutes a significant paradigm change within criminal justice practice throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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