The Management of Serious Violent or Sexual Offenders who are mobile across the European Union: The challenge of mobile offenders.
This article reports on an EU funded project examining the use of existing information exchange mechanisms, and monitoring, management and tracking systems available to EU Member States for use with serious violent or sexual offenders who travel across EU borders. It focuses on transfers and information exchange, on those offenders who move for short periods, or who move at the end of sentence or sanction. It also presents up to date data for probation staff and draws on good practice to offer practical tools for practitioners to assess potential mobility, and to assist in comprehensive and speedy information exchange. Broader areas of improvement for the wider EU are also identified.
SOMEC was a two-year project running from January 2013 to January 2015 investigating current processes for information exchange and procedures to manage the harm posed by serious violent or sexual offenders travelling across the European Union.
Citation : Hilder, S. and Kemshall, H. (2015) The Management of Serious Violent or Sexual Offenders who are mobile across the European Union: The challenge of mobile offenders. The Irish Probation Journal, 12
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