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Protecting The Public

Author : Tessa Boyd-Caine
ISBN : 9780415627962
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70. 13 MB
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The separation of powers and independent, judicial decision-making are generally accepted as hallmarks of the rule of law in democratic societies. Yet the exercise of executive discretion remains an important aspect of criminal justice in many areas. Protecting the Public? explores the tension between the rights of individuals detained under criminal and mental health law and the responsibility for public protection in the little-known world of executive discretion over mentally disordered offenders. It is based on extensive and unique empirical research conducted at the UK Home Office, with legal and clinical practitioners, with civil society organisations and by reference to comparative jurisdictions. Central questions considered include: executive, judicial and tribunal decision-making; mental health and criminal law reform regarding serious or high-risk offenders; the influence of human rights law on policy and practice; and the role of civil society, particularly victim interest groups, in public policy. Through its analysis of decisions to release 'high-risk' offenders, this book goes to the heart of the public protection agenda – examining how 'the public' is constructed and what protection is provided by the exercise of executive discretion. This book will be of interest to academic and other researchers, students, policy-makers, law reformers, commentators and anyone interested in the field of criminal justice, mental health law and public policy.

Crime Justice And Protecting The Public

Author : Great Britain. Home Office
ISBN : 0101096526
Genre : Law
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The Responsible Contract Manager

Author : Steven Cohen
ISBN : 9781589016491
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 43. 22 MB
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Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They must also learn to work in teams that include both public and private sector partners. The Responsible Contract Manager delves into the issues of how to ensure that the work done by private sector contractors serves the public interest and argues for the necessity of making these organizations act as extensions of the public sector while maintaining their private character. Government contract managers have a unique burden because they must develop practices that ensure the production advantages of networked organizations and the transparency and accountability required of the public sector. The Responsible Contract Manager fills a major gap in public management literature by providing a clear and practical introduction to the best practices of contract management and also includes a discussion of public ethics, governance and representation theory. It is an essential guide for all public management scholars and is especially useful for students in MPA graduate programs and related fields.

Natural Disasters

Author : Pan American Health Organization
ISBN : 9789275115756
Genre : Nature
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American Probate

Author : Paula A. Monopoli
ISBN : 1555535720
Genre : Law
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New Hampshire judge and probate attorney John Fairbanks, a court-appointed executor and trustee, stole thousands of dollars from the estates of his trusting elderly clients. Successful Virginia lawyer David Murray misappropriated nearly four million dollars from estates entrusted to him in one of the largest financial swindles by a lawyer in U.S. history. Enterprising attorney James Gunderson drafted wills and living trusts for many residents of Leisure World in Orange County, California, who named him the sole trustee and major beneficiary. These are just some of the cases examined by Paula A. Monopoli to illustrate the unsettling prevalence of fraud and abuse inherent in American probate law. Probate courts are intended to provide a vehicle for the orderly disposition of property after death, to balance the interests of creditors, the government, and heirs, and to protect the rights of the elderly and others with special needs. In this insightful work, Monopoli shows how an array of flaws in the system allows corrupt and unethical lawyers to take advantage of the nation's most vulnerable citizens. She delves into such subjects as the history and purpose of probate, procedural complexities, lack of regulatory oversight, inadequate judicial resources, and the growth of non-probate alternatives, concluding with a blueprint for reform that emphasizes deterrence, detection, and compensation for the victims. This informative account casts new light on the intricacies and failures of a legal process that affects millions of Americans every year.

A Five Year Strategy For Protecting The Public And Reducing Re Offending

Author : Great Britain. Home Office
ISBN : 0101671725
Genre : Law
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This document sets out the Government's five year strategy to reform the criminal justice system in England and Wales in relation to the management of offenders, focusing on measures to address the factors involved in patterns of reoffending. Proposals include: improved integration of prison and probation service roles under the National Offender Management Service; the introduction of 'going straight' contracts for offenders setting out a clear set of incentives and sanctions; the creation of a single community order to replace existing communities penalties, with a mix of 12 different requirements including unpaid community work as a 'community payback'; a new estates strategy for adult prisons with a plan for community prisons to be unveiled in Spring 2006; extended use of conditional cautions with variable fines based on ability to pay; a new indeterminate sentence for public protection to ensure dangerous offenders do not get parole; the introduction of a commissioning system that ensures the separation of those who buy services from service providers; and legislation to turn probation boards into trusts.

Protecting The Public

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ISBN : OCLC:44819888
Genre : Corrections
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