Testul poligraf reincarcereaza 63 de pradatori sexuali
Testul poligraf reincarcereaza 63 de pradatori sexuali
(pedofili si violatori) _2015.08.22_
63 English sex offenders back in jail after polygraph tests
63 sex offenders back in jail after lie detector tests
Paedophiles and rapists are caught out breaking the terms of their release from prison after undergoing new polygraph tests, Ministry of Justice figures show. Prisons in England and Wales have more sex offenders than ever before, show Ministry of Justice figures.
Scores of the country’s worst sex offenders have been sent back to prison after taking lie-detector tests while on early release.
In the past year, 492 people convicted of serious sex offences such as rape and child abuse in England and Wales have been forced to take polygraph tests under the terms of their release from custody “on licence”.
New figures showed 63 of these individuals – 13 per cent – were put back behind bars after the tests showed they had breached the conditions of their release.
Officials said the tests had shown that some paedophiles who were released on licence before the end of their sentences posed an “immediate risk” to children. These individuals were then sent back to jail.
A succession of cases in recent years has shown offenders released early have offended again and the tests, introduced last year, are designed to prevent re-offending by paedophiles and other sex attackers.
In one case, a man convicted of sexual offences against a child was released into the community after a lengthy prison term. He then took a lie detector test to assess whether he had complied with the conditions of his early release – which included a ban on using the internet without approval.
The offender, who has not been named, was found to have lied during the polygraph test but the results still revealed that he had been using the internet.
When confronted with the findings and questioned again, he confessed that he had viewed indecent images of children online. Police then searched his home and found these images saved onto data storage devices hidden at the property. He was then was charged with further offences and sent back to prison.
A survey of police forces showed 396 registered sex offenders have gone missing.
Lyndsey Walker, a polygraph examiner, has carried out more than 60 tests under the new system, which came into operation last August. She said the test had proved to be “invaluable” in keeping the public safe.
“My polygraph sessions have frequently resulted in serious sex offenders making disclosures which have shown they either aren’t complying with the conditions of their release or that they pose an increased risk to the public,” she said. “I have seen sex offenders make admissions that prove they pose an imminent risk to children allowing authorities to take appropriate action to keep communities safe.”
Offenders who take the lie-detector tests are twice as likely to confess to breaking the conditions of their release – and therefore ending up back in prison, the MoJ said.
The MoJ said the tests are now available across the country, with a trained polygraph examiner in every region. More experienced probation officers will undergo the 12-week training programme later this year.
Offenders convicted of the most serious sex crimes must undergo a test in their first three months after being released, and then again once every six months.
Andrew Selous, the Prisons and Probation Minister, said: “Lie detector tests play a vital part in supervising high risk sex offenders. Those who cannot comply with their licence conditions are being returned to prison which shows the success of the tests and helps us to keep the public safer.”
Last month, the National Crime Agency warned there could be as many as 750,000 men in Britain who have a sexual interest in children and police are now recording 85 new offences every day.
Under changes designed to reduce the prison population more than a decade ago, offenders serving jail terms of fixed lengths can be released after doing half their time.
They are released “on licence” – which means they are subject to certain conditions, which could include living at an approved address, not using the internet without approval, and not having unsupervised access to children.
*By Tim Ross, http://www.telegraph.co.uk
-Refferences: Info in 2012.07.16:
More than 400 freed sex offenders went on to commit rape in the last three years
More than 400 convicted sex offenders who were released in the last three years have gone on to commit rape, it was reported last night.
Statistics compiled by the Ministry of Justice show the reoffending rate for sex offenders has risen over the last few years, with nearly one in every seven rapists caught last year previously committing sex crimes.
More than nine in every ten convicted rapists had some form of prior criminal record, it has been claimed.
The figures, released as part of an annual analysis into reoffending rates, have raised questions over how sex offences are punished, with campaigners warning sentences are not proving to be successful deterrents.
Figures reported last night showed 3,263 rapists have been convicted in the last three years. Of those, 409 already have previous convictions for sex offences.
More than 90 per cent of rapists convicted in the last year already had a criminal record; a total of 2,961 offenders.
According to the Daily Mail, 86 of the 769 rapists released from prison in 2010 had served less than half their sentence.
A spokesman for charity Rape Crisis told the newspaper: “What these figures demonstrate is that rapists are serial offenders – something we have always believed to be true.
“They also demonstrate that rape can be an escalation of a similar offence that the individual has already ‘got away with’ or where the punishment has not acted as a deterrent to further offending.”
Conservative MP Priti Patel said the Government’s priority must be to ensure prolific sex offenders are imprisoned to “keep the public safe”.
“These are disturbing figures that show too many dangerous criminals are being let off the hook and allowed to reoffend over and over again,” she said.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said: “Public protection is our priority and we are determined to have the best possible systems in place to supervise offenders in the community.
“Those who commit such abhorrent crimes will be returned to prison and face a lengthy sentence.
“In the vast majority of cases, the probation service and police work together successfully to reduce the risk of serious further offending, but unfortunately risk can never be eliminated entirely.”
Overall, the figures showed hundreds of criminals released from jail early went on to commit further offences while under curfew or wearing electronic tags.
Offenders being monitored following release were convicted on 206 serious further offences in 2010 to 2011.
These included 44 murders, 15 manslaughters, 78 rapes and 56 other serious sexual or violent assaults.
In 2009-10, 63 rapes were committed by prior offenders, with 75 the year before.
*By Hannah Furness, http://www.telegraph.co.uk
63 de pradatori sexuali s-au intors in penitenciar dupa testul poligraf, dupa testul cu “detectorul de minciuni”.
Pedofilii si violatorii sunt prinsi ca incalca termenii eliberarii conditionate din penitenciar dupa ce au efectuat testul poligraf – “lie detector”, arata datele Ministerului de Justitie din UK.