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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Medical Treatments more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of sex offenders serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection whose suitability for parole would be enhanced by voluntarily undertaking a programme of medication to manage their sex drives. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to estimate the proportion of sexual offenders serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) whose suitability for parole might be enhanced if they were to take medication to manage their sex drives. This is because the impact that such medication might have varies considerably from individual to individual, having regard to their offending histories and interests, and because medication of this kind requires the offender’s consent.</p><p> </p><p>In any event, the Medication to Manage Sexual Arousal (MMSA) service is currently offered only at seven prisons. Whilst Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services keeps MMSA under continuous review as part of its commitment to evidence-based approaches to reducing reoffending and protecting the public, there are no plans currently to expand MMSA beyond those seven prisons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:26:22.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:26:22.793Z
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889823
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which evidence of the efficacy and cost effectiveness of polygraph testing of sex offenders is strong enough to support the roll out of a national programme to monitor sex offenders’ compliance with licence conditions and supervision designed to control or minimise the risk that such offenders pose to the community. more like this
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Lord Farmer more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Sections 28 to 30 of The Offender Management Act 2007 (the 2007 Act) enable a polygraph licence condition to be added to the release licence of certain sex offenders. Initially, the condition was available in only eight Probation Trusts, by way of a pilot of mandatory polygraph testing. In July 2013, following research by Kent University it was agreed to make the condition available nationally.</p><p> </p><p>Several criteria must be met for a sex offender to qualify for mandatory polygraph testing:</p><p> </p><ul><li>the offender must be over 18;</li><li>the offender must be subject to a period on licence, having received a custodial sentence of 12 months or more;</li><li>the offender must be on licence for a specified sexual offence as defined by part 2 of schedule 15 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003; and</li><li>the offender must be assessed as high or very high risk of serious harm and high or very high risk of reoffending.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In limited circumstances, offenders who are not assessed as high or very high risk of reoffending may be required to undertake polygraph testing by way of licence condition. For this to be approved, there must be evidence of dynamic risk factors which indicate an increase in risk such that that risk may be mitigated by polygraph testing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:29:00.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:29:00.79Z
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