Dangerous sexual offenders: Judicial decision-making and professional practice

Hobbs, Gaynor S. 2018, Dangerous sexual offenders: Judicial decision-making and professional practice, Ph.D thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Dangerous sexual offenders: Judicial decision-making and professional practice
Author Hobbs, Gaynor S.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Day, Andrew
Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Date submitted 2018-06-14
Summary This thesis provides insight into the operation and understanding of legislation targeting dangerous sexual offenders. This research identified that these offenders are largely a high risk recidivist population, where the legislation used by Judges lacks clarity in the criteria to determine dangerousness and that professionals working with sexual offenders differ in their understanding of risk and dangerousness.
Language eng
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Description of original 226 p.
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