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Special Offender Groups and equality: A duty to treat differently?

Rainey, Bernadette 2013. Special Offender Groups and equality: A duty to treat differently? In: Harrison, Karen and Rainey, Bernadette eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 63-81. (10.1002/9781118314876.ch4)

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Equality considerations and legal obligations are necessary on those treating and managing sex offenders both in private and public institutional and community settings. The literature and research on sex offenders underline the fact that offenders are not a homogenous group and comprise several sub-categories or “special offender” groups that include women, minorities, juveniles, and the disabled. This chapter examines the meaning of equality as a legal concept as it applies in this area and the differing needs of these groups of offenders as identified by research studies. Using the example of equality law in the United Kingdom, the chapter examines the application of legal regulation to sex offender treatment by discussing the equality duty on public bodies.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > KD England and Wales
Uncontrolled Keywords: public bodies; sex offender treatment; sex offenders; special offender groups; United kingdom
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119945550
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:30

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