This book is a practical and theoretical analysis of public protection and criminal justice. This area has seen immense change in recent years and the book examines the recent legislative, policy and organisational changes and their impact on the various agencies involved, including the police service and the probation service. The creation of MAPPA (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Panels), the major changes planned for the National Probation Service and the concept of "dangerousness" will all be discussed. The book is a practical and useful reference ideal reading for students and academics working in the area. It is also a useful reference for probation officers, police officers and policy makers.