The Offending Behaviour of Those Sentenced to the Order for Lifelong Restriction
This is the very first report exploring, in-depth, the behaviour of individuals sentenced to the OLR through quantitative analysis. The findings will increase our understanding of the individuals subject to the unique sentence and contribute towards our discussions relating to risk assessment and management.
‘The Offending Behaviour of Those Sentenced to the Order for Lifelong Restriction‘ focusses on individuals sentenced between December 2006 and March 2021 – over 200 individuals – and provides a comprehensive overview. The report explores the population through a series of chapters including a focus on young people and those with convictions for intimate partner violence.
The OLR sentence was introduced for the management of serious sexual and violent offenders. The report finds that 95% of those who have received the sentence have an offending history involving more than one type of offence, and that nearly 9 out of 10 individuals have violent offending within their overall offending history.