Managing risk: A qualitative study of community-based professionals working with learning-disabled sex offenders

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/239674
Title:
Managing risk: A qualitative study of community-based professionals working with learning-disabled sex offenders
Authors:
Hutchinson, J.; Lovell, Andy; Mason, Tom
Abstract:
This study reports on research conducted to examine how community practitioners manage the difficulties of risk assessment in relation to people with a learning disability and a history of sexually offensive or abusive behaviour. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a number of key professionals from various disciplines, all currently involved in the assessment process with the aim of determining potential referral to community settings. Data analysis revolved around a thematic exposition of factors influencing the relationship between the objective science of psychiatric investigation and the subjective interpretation of real-world practicalities in working with this group. Findings surrounded three major themes, frame conflict, relating to the difficulties of decision making in this area, therapeutic performance, whereby professionals were expected to engage in some form of active intervention, and safety outcomes, involving consideration of the problematic nature of judging the likelihood of re-offending.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(1), 2012, pp. 53-61
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue Date:
19-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/239674
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01754.x
Additional Links:
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1351-0126
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMason, Tomen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-23T10:48:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-23T10:48:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-19-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(1), 2012, pp. 53-61en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1351-0126-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01754.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/239674-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study reports on research conducted to examine how community practitioners manage the difficulties of risk assessment in relation to people with a learning disability and a history of sexually offensive or abusive behaviour. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a number of key professionals from various disciplines, all currently involved in the assessment process with the aim of determining potential referral to community settings. Data analysis revolved around a thematic exposition of factors influencing the relationship between the objective science of psychiatric investigation and the subjective interpretation of real-world practicalities in working with this group. Findings surrounded three major themes, frame conflict, relating to the difficulties of decision making in this area, therapeutic performance, whereby professionals were expected to engage in some form of active intervention, and safety outcomes, involving consideration of the problematic nature of judging the likelihood of re-offending.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectlearning disabilitiesen_GB
dc.subjectrecidivismen_GB
dc.subjectrisk managementen_GB
dc.subjectsexual offendingen_GB
dc.subjectvictimsen_GB
dc.titleManaging risk: A qualitative study of community-based professionals working with learning-disabled sex offendersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
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