Anger management classes for convicted violent offenders are now facing the axe following an inquiry into the homicide of John Monckton. The conclusion to stop anger management comes as a set back as the classes were deemed therapeutic.
Hanson, 25, killed Monckton, the former having convinced a parole board that he was ready for release after completing an anger course. Home Office directives state that the course makes offenders worse off, aiding them to manipulate the system
A Home Office spokesman said, “Anger management courses were effective at teaching self-management techniques. However, some offenders did not engage in violent behaviour because of anger.”