prison service

Managing risk : multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) and the housing of sex offenders in Scotland

Leaflet giving an introduction to the joint arrangements which have been put in place between responsible authorities (local authorities, Scottish Prison Service, police and health service) to assess and manage the risk to the public posed by sex offenders in Scotland. It also covers the housing of sex offenders in the community.

Women’s voices — experiences and perceptions of women facing drug problems

Epidemiological studies routinely collect quantitative data on gender differences in drug use (e.g. prevalence, mortality), but far less is published on the qualitative aspects of female drug problems. This review presents quotations gleaned from interviews with women in eight countries. Through these testimonies, the report illustrates how qualitative research can provide glimpses into the experiences and perceptions of women facing drug issues that statistics alone cannot provide.

HM Inspectorate of Prisons: report on HMP Edinburgh: unannounced full inspection 12-21 January 2009

Edinburgh Prison is almost entirely new. With the exception of one hall built 11 years ago the whole prison has been rebuilt in the last five years. Different stages of this rebuilding have been welcomed in previous inspection reports; at each stage, however, the difficulties of managing a prison while massive rebuilding work was taking place on the same site were observed.

Tayside's annual report on high risk offenders

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Tayside area.

Glasgow MAPPA annual report

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Glasgow area.

MAPPA annual report (Lanarkshire) 2007/08

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lanarkshire area.

Statistics on women and the criminal justice system: a Ministry of Justice publication under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991

These statistics have been gathered together from various official and non-government sources to paint a picture of the treatment and experiences of women within the Criminal Justice System.

This includes women in their roles as offenders, victims of crime, suspects and as employees/practitioners within criminal justice agencies. Under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 it is the duty of the Secretary of State [for Justice] to publish this information in an effort to avoid discrimination of any kind and at any stage within the system.

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) (Northern Community) : annual report 2007/2008

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Northern Community area.