Targeting and managing harm and risk
Reducing re-offending requires tackling drivers of crime, such as the use and supply of illicit substances, as early and effectively as possible to reduce escalation and further risk to others.
Violent offending remains a concern, particularly when it involve knives or other sharp instruments due to the increased risk of death or serious injury arising. It is imperative that we take positive action to address violent crime, particularly carrying and use of knives.
An offender management strategy needs to consider risk and threat, rather than simply crime type and a modern offender management strategy needs to make best use of legislative and technological strategies and solutions.