dangerous offenders

Document reporting the principal findings of the programme of inspections of criminal justice social work services which took place between September 2003 and April 2007 and making recommendations for improvements.

Report providing a review of the inspection activities of HMIP in Scotland as well as reporting on the issues of severe and enduring mental health problems in Scotland's prisons and young offenders in adult establishments.

Report of a joint inspection which scrutinised arrangements for managing offenders whose past offending meant they might pose a serious threat of harm in the future. The report identifies what is working well, what needs to improve and makes recommendations for improvements to the Scottish Government.

Following an incident in which a man with schizophrenia killed two people, this programme investigates allegations of widespread problems in community mental health services which are allowing dangerous patients to commit violent offences or harm themselves.

Paper tracing the genesis of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) and its historical antecedents and exploring IPP as an exemplar of the 'rise of risk'. It also focuses on its links to the 'dangerous severe personality disorder' pilots and offers two hypotheses on the mental health implications of IPP.

Website of the RMA, the Scottish public body tasked with ensuring the effective assessment, management and minimisation of risk of serious violent and sexual offenders.