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Thematic inspection of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Thematic inspection of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements Research & reports The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice Probation Journal 59(2) 166–170 Research & reports ª The Author(s) 2012 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0264550512447221 prb.sagepub.com Thematic inspection of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements This inspection was undertaken by HM Inspectorate of Probation with assistance provided by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. Its objective was to establish the effectiveness of MAPPA in ‘reducing the potential risk of harm to others presented by identified offenders in the community through joint working and the exchange of relevant information’. Six areas were inspected and were selected in order to represent a range of socio-economic and demographic profiles. The inspection focused on five specific areas of practice: leadership and management; identification of MAPPA offenders; assessment of the level of risk of harm to others presented by the offender; managing the individual’s risk of harm to others; and victim safety. In conjunction with these areas of assessment, the inspectors also undertook a detailed evaluation of the oper- ation of the ViSOR database. The inspectors were generally complimentary about the operation of the MAPPA process and its ability to effectively manage those offenders who pose the greatest risk of harm to others. They recognized that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Probation Journal: The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice SAGE

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SAGE
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© The Author(s) 2012
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0264-5505
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1741-3079
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10.1177/0264550512447221
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Research & reports The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice Probation Journal 59(2) 166–170 Research & reports ª The Author(s) 2012 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0264550512447221 prb.sagepub.com Thematic inspection of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements This inspection was undertaken by HM Inspectorate of Probation with assistance provided by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. Its objective was to establish the effectiveness of MAPPA in ‘reducing the potential risk of harm to others presented by identified offenders in the community through joint working and the exchange of relevant information’. Six areas were inspected and were selected in order to represent a range of socio-economic and demographic profiles. The inspection focused on five specific areas of practice: leadership and management; identification of MAPPA offenders; assessment of the level of risk of harm to others presented by the offender; managing the individual’s risk of harm to others; and victim safety. In conjunction with these areas of assessment, the inspectors also undertook a detailed evaluation of the oper- ation of the ViSOR database. The inspectors were generally complimentary about the operation of the MAPPA process and its ability to effectively manage those offenders who pose the greatest risk of harm to others. They recognized that

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Probation Journal: The Journal of Community and Criminal JusticeSAGE

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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