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Feb
2024
02

Protecting the Public: Scotland’s Risk Assessment Order

Unique to Scotland, the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) is a true lifelong sentence. It’s put in place to protect the public from the risk of harm an individual is assessed to present. In this article, we look at the start of the OLR process – the Risk Assessment Order.
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Nov
2023
30

RMA Blog: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice and Collaborative Connections – Eurocrim 2023

Our Acting Effective Practice Lead, Julie, recently visited Florence to attend Eurocrim and learn all about the ways in which agencies across the world are approaching reintegration.
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Mar
2023
10

RMA Guest Blog: Lucy McDonald, SafeLives

Lucy McDonald is Head of Scotland for SafeLives, we're delighted to welcome her to the RMA blog this month.
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Jan
2023
03

Guest Blog: IPV and the OLR: an exploratory study

We’re pleased to welcome the University of Glasgow’s Dr Rachel McPherson and Mr Richard Kjellgren to the RMA blog to look at patterns of intimate partner violence within the Order for Lifelong Restriction population
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Dec
2022
16

RMA Blog: On the Importance of Lunch: The Assessors’ Day

Our OLR Lead, Ross Pollock, tells us about the most recent Accredited Assessor Day at the RMA.
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Nov
2022
17

RMA Blog: Learning and Leaf-Peeping in Canada

Our Development Lead, Rachel Webb, recently travelled to Canada to attend two international conferences.
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Oct
2022
11

RMA blog: Enhancing our understanding of the people subject to the OLR through research

Geoff, our Head of Development, writes about our new research publication, ‘The Offending Behaviour of Those Sentenced to the Order for Lifelong Restriction’
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Aug
2022
22

RMA Blog: networking and narcissism – attending the isra world meeting

Our Head of OLR, Debbie Campbell, tells us about her trip to Ottowa to attend the ISRA World Meeting 2022
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Apr
2022
19

RMA Blog: Exploring the OLR

Dr Rebecca Wagstaff is our Research Officer and has been with the RMA, part of our Development team, since 2020. Later in 2022-23 we’re looking forward to publishing…
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Nov
2021
30

Guest Blog: Monica Lloyd, Co-developer of ERG22+

We're thrilled to welcome Monica to discuss recent developments in frameworks for assessing the risk of terrorist offending.
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