UK: Sex offender monitoring must be reformed before system is overwhelmed – report

Source: 4/27/23

The Government must reform how freed sex offenders are monitored before the system is overwhelmed, a review has warned.

Led by former chief constable of Derbyshire Police Mick Creedon, the report said there is a “pressing” need to reform the system due to a “growing volume” of sex offenders in the past 20 years.

In particular, the review into the police-led management of sex offenders in the community examined the current system of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

These are the set of arrangements by which police, probation and prison services work together to assess and monitor violent and sexual offenders to protect the public.

This significant decrease in police officers and police staff numbers has an obvious effect on the ability of the forces to respond operationally

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Wow., I feel so bad for them. 😒 “Overwhelmed”, “pressing need” , “growing number” …..

They have built a system and are overwhelming it. Sounds like law enforcement is getting what they deserve.😒

Ok, admit it, you’ve been reading the comments on the ACSOL forum again, haven’t you, Mr. Creedon, Sir?

“Mr Creedon made a series of recommendations in his report, including a review of whether the current notification requirements are fit for purpose, and to explore whether courts should be afforded “discretion” over the application of notification requirements.

His report also recommended that the period of time before an offender can apply to have their notification requirements removed is lowered from 15 years to 10 years, and that the Government create a single risk assessment system across police and probation.

The report said that the Government should commission further research into early intervention, explore the creation of a Sexual Offending Prevention Fund, and avoid creating registers for other categories of offenders, including those convicted of domestic abuse.”

Ultimately that whole island well eventually be registered

There is one statement in this report that should be repeated over and over again by government at every level. That statement is “the best way to serve and protect the victims is to better serve offenders.” If this statement is followed, then the lives of registrants and their families would dramatically improve.

“…avoid creating registers for other categories of offenders, including those convicted of domestic abuse”

Domestic abuse has a higher rate of recidivism. So if we are going to do registries this one should stick. So until there is none, there is a part of me that says the more the merrier.

About a million people are on these various registries on this side of the pond. Our system has been overwhelmed for more than 20 years.

Well now it did not take long for the UK to figure that out…..When will the USA be as wise?