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Managing children and young people who are sexually aggressive

Kendrick, A. (2004) Managing children and young people who are sexually aggressive. In: Managing sex offender risk. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 165-186. ISBN 9781843101970

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Abstract

This chapter looks at managing children and young people who are sexually aggressive. Overall this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently used both in prison and in the community, and give clear directions for future practice. Providing a detailed overview of the typologies and characteristics of offenders, they suggest strategies for managing different kinds of offender, including children and young people who are sexually aggressive. The Sex Offenders Act and the Crime and Disorder Act emphasise the need for effective community management of the predatory paedophile. Reviewing the recent growth in multi-agency approaches to this challenge, the book discusses how police, prisons and social work departments can share information and collaborate effectively, and will be essential reading for probation officers, prison staff, social workers and anyone involved in the assessment and management of sex offenders.