22. Significant risk of serious harm.

For the purposes of the statutory provisions governing the sentencing of dangerous offenders1 'serious harm' means death or serious personal injury, whether physical or psychological2. Where a person has been convicted of a specified offence3 and it falls to a court4 to assess5 whether there is a significant risk to members of the public of serious harm occasioned by the commission by that person of further such offences6 the court in making the assessment:

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    (1)     must take into account all such information as is available to it about the nature and circumstances of the offence7;

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    (2)     may take into