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Unpublished Paper
Preventive Detention for 'Dangerous' Offenders in Australia: a Critical Analysis and Proposals for Policy Development
Patrick Keyzer (2006)
  • Bernadette McSherry, Monash University
  • Patrick Keyzer, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Arie Freiberg, Monash University
Abstract
The management of 'dangerous' offenders is of crucial community concern. This report focuses on the key debates concerning the policy and legal issues raised by post-sentence preventive detention. It analyses focus group discussions carried out in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne concerning three different management regimes for high-risk sex offenders: post-sentence continued detention imprisonment, indefinite detention, and extended supervision orders in the community. It recommends that consideration be given to the new Scottish model of life-long restriction orders, arguing that post-sentence preventive detention should be seen as a last resort in the management of high-risk offenders.
Keywords
  • preventive detention,
  • Australia,
  • post-sentence,
  • high-risk offenders
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Publication Date
January 1, 2006
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McSherry, B., Keyzer, P., & Freiberg, A. (2006). Preventive Detention for 'Dangerous' Offenders in Australia: a Critical Analysis and Proposals for Policy Development. ACT: Criminal Research Council

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Bernadette McSherry, Patrick Keyzer and Arie Freiberg. "Preventive Detention for 'Dangerous' Offenders in Australia: a Critical Analysis and Proposals for Policy Development" Patrick Keyzer (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick_keyzer/5/