THE decision to release black cab rapist John Worboys was backed by a psychologist accused of consistently urging leniency for sex offenders.
Dr Jackie Craissati wrote a report which contributed to a parole board agreeing to free Worboys, who was jailed for attacking 12 women but is suspected of preying on hundreds more.
Yesterday it emerged Dr Craissati has a long history of appealing for soft justice for sex crime including 30 years of lobbying for paedophiles to be treated rather than punished.
Dr Craissati, 57, has argued that “excessive emphasis” on punishment can “increase an offender’s emotional instability”.
She has repeatedly supported the release of sex offenders, saying they should be “managed in the community” rather than locked up.