Will They Do it Again?: Risk Assessment and Management in Criminal Justice and Psychiatry

  title={Will They Do it Again?: Risk Assessment and Management in Criminal Justice and Psychiatry},
  author={Herschel A. Prins},
Focus in the media on the risks posed to ordinary people has become increasingly strong in recent years - particularly on those risks popularly perceived to be posed by the mentally ill. But how justified is this concern? How do we best manage so-called dangerous people? In Will They Do It Again? Herschel Prins considers the issue of public protection within a broad context of risk in society generally, examining the concerns arising in contemporary society from dealing with uncertainty. It is… 
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  • N. Wright, Cat Dixon, C. Tompkins
  • Medicine, Political Science
    The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 2003
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