Acts of Abuse: Sex Offenders and the Criminal Justice System

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Chapter 6

Treatment in prison: order out of chaos

If the need to protect sex offenders from attack has long been recognized by the Prison Service, the need to address the reasons for their offending has only recently been acknowledged. The response of the Prison Service to the growing number of sex offenders in prison was initially focused principally on their need for protection. The report of the Management of Vulnerable Prisoners Working Party considered only the future of Rule 43. Neither it nor any other Prison Service document prior to the Strangeways riot mentioned issues relating to treatment.


POLICY PRE-STRANGEWAYS

This failure to address the core problem of sex offending was in part a result of the structural problems underlying the British prison system. The increase in the prison population during the 1970s and 1980s, the crumbling buildings and degrading physical conditions, the grumbling industrial relations unrest and the series of riots and disturbances all made it almost impossible to effect the sort of strategic planning necessary to implement a coherent response to sex offending. A prison system which, in many cases, was even failing in its basic duty to produce prisoners in court in time for their trials hardly had time to worry about such complex and difficult issues as sex offending.

But the failure of the Prison Service in the 1980s to devise a co-ordinated policy to provide treatment for imprisoned sex offenders also emerged from deeper causes. Throughout the history of the British penal system, there has been a fundamental debate about the purpose of imprisonment. Successive generations of prison administrators have argued as to whether their

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