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Book Review: Dangerousness: Problems of Assessment and Prediction

Book Review: Dangerousness: Problems of Assessment and Prediction 62 BOOK REVIEWS (1985) 18 ANZJ Crim compilers rather than a serious literature search. The annotation is useful but again not complete (as is acknowledged in the title). Having said this, however, it must be acknowledged that the work as it stands is valuable and fills a gap. It is to be hoped that the work of the Social Impacts Publications will provide the initiative for further research into these difficult and complex topics. M J CAMPBELL Canberra Dangerousness: Problems of Assessment and Prediction, edited by John W Hinton, London, George Allan and Unwin (1983) 175 pp, $29.95 (hardback). This is a book of 11 readings and the papers attempt to evaluate recent advances in the theory and research concerning "dangerousness" but also consider the practices in penal and psychiatric institutions where "dangerous people" may be incarcerated. The editor believes that the book fills a gap in the literature on criminality because it presents mainly psychological approaches to the assessment and prediction of dangerousness which previously have been lacking. This bias, however, does not seem particularly evident in the book and the authors freely quote literature and research efforts emanating from other disciplines. In one of his own contributions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology SAGE

Book Review: Dangerousness: Problems of Assessment and Prediction

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0004-8658
eISSN
1837-9273
DOI
10.1177/000486588501800110
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Abstract

62 BOOK REVIEWS (1985) 18 ANZJ Crim compilers rather than a serious literature search. The annotation is useful but again not complete (as is acknowledged in the title). Having said this, however, it must be acknowledged that the work as it stands is valuable and fills a gap. It is to be hoped that the work of the Social Impacts Publications will provide the initiative for further research into these difficult and complex topics. M J CAMPBELL Canberra Dangerousness: Problems of Assessment and Prediction, edited by John W Hinton, London, George Allan and Unwin (1983) 175 pp, $29.95 (hardback). This is a book of 11 readings and the papers attempt to evaluate recent advances in the theory and research concerning "dangerousness" but also consider the practices in penal and psychiatric institutions where "dangerous people" may be incarcerated. The editor believes that the book fills a gap in the literature on criminality because it presents mainly psychological approaches to the assessment and prediction of dangerousness which previously have been lacking. This bias, however, does not seem particularly evident in the book and the authors freely quote literature and research efforts emanating from other disciplines. In one of his own contributions

Journal

Australian & New Zealand Journal of CriminologySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1985

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