Sexual harm is a high profile issue, both nationally and internationally, with the number of perpetrators entering and being managed by the Criminal Justice System continually increasing. These increases in the sexual offender population are the result of a “perfect storm” of disclosures, reporting, recording, sentencing and community management. The ever increasing sex offender population places additional pressure on existing risk management services (i.e., Police, Probation, Prison, etc.) already under financial, political and practical strain. .Such strain ultimately means that sex offender risk management becomes about bureaucracy, cost saving, risk aversion and an audit culture rather than innovation and adaption. This chapter will consider the implications of this growing offender population and its impact on the current risk management system, posing the questions, are we looking at this from the correct perspective and are we getting the most out of the existing system?
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