Risk and the management of crime

Authored by: David Denney

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138631649
eBook ISBN: 9781315207049
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315207049-40

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Abstract

There is now a well-established international consensus among 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 individualized 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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