Using Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements to manage and supervise terrorist offenders

Findings from an exploratory study

by Emma Disley, Mafalda Pardal, Kristin Weed, Anais Reding

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Since 2000 Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) have been used to manage violent and sexual offenders on release from prison. Under these arrangements, offenders are identified, assessed and subject to supervision and monitoring in order to protect the public. Central to MAPPA is that key agencies — including police, probation, housing, social services, education and health — are under a statutory duty to share information and cooperate. In 2009 these arrangements were extended to cover those convicted of terrorist offenders. RAND Europe conducted an exploratory study in 2011 to examine potential challenges in applying MAPPA to terrorist offenders and the readiness of those involved to do so. The research aimed to identify priorities for further attention by policymakers and researchers looking at the effectiveness of post-release supervision of terrorist offenders.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and their application to terrorist offenders

  • Chapter Three

    Information sharing in relation to terrorist offenders

  • Chapter Four

    Assessing risk of reoffending by terrorist offenders

  • Chapter Five

    Risk management strategies for terrorist offenders

  • Chapter Six

    Summary and conclusions

  • Appendix A

    Post-sentence processes in England and Wales

  • Appendix B

    Risk-assessment tools used in England and Wales

  • Appendix C

    Terrorist offenders

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