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Assessments in Forensic Practice

A Handbook

Kevin D. Browne Anthony R. Beech Leam A. Craig Shihning Chou



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
05 May 2017
Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include:

criminal justice assessments offenders with mental disorders family violence policy and practice
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Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   790g
ISBN:   9780470019016
ISBN 10:   0470019018
Pages:   424
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
About the Editors vii Contributors ix 1. Introduction 1 Kevin D. Browne, Anthony R. Beech, Leam A. Craig and Shihning Chou Part One Criminal Justice Assessments 5 2. Case Formulation and Risk Assessment 7 Peter Sturmey and William R. Lindsay 3. Assessment of Violence and Homicide 28 Kerry Sheldon and Kevin Howells 4. Sexual Offenders 52 Franca Cortoni, Anthony R. Beech and Leam A. Craig 5. The Assessment of Firesetters 76 Lynsey F. Gozna 6. Forensic Psychological Risk Assessment for the Parole Board 103 Louise Bowers and Caroline Friendship 7. Behavioral Assessment in Investigative Psychology 122 Eleanor M. Gittens and Kate Whitfield Part Two Offenders with Mental Disorders 137 8. Assessing Risk of Violence in Offenders with Mental Disorders 139 James McGuire 9. Assessing Mental Capacity and Fitness to Plead in Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Practice 172 Leam A. Craig, Ian Stringer and Roger B. Hutchinson 10. Offenders with 'Personality Disorder' Diagnoses 198 Lawrence Jones and Phil Willmot 11. Offenders and Substance Abuse 217 Simon Duff Part Three Family Violence 233 12. Community Approaches to the Assessment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment 235 Kevin D. Browne, Shihning Chou and Vicki Jackson-Hollis 13. Psychological Assessment of Parenting in Family Proceedings 265 Karen Bailey, Eugene Ostapiuk and Taljinder Basra 14. Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence 295 Louise Dixon Part Four Policy and Practice 317 15. Assessment of Hostage Situations and Their Perpetrators: In the Context of Domestic Violence 319 Carol A. Ireland 16. Assessing the Sexually Abused Child as a Witness 333 Kevin D. Browne 17. Working with Young Offenders 354 Clive R. Hollin and Ruth M. Hatcher 18. The Ethics of Risk Assessment 370 James Vess, Tony Ward and Pamela M. Yates Index 387

Kevin D. Browne is Professor of Forensic Psychology and Child Health at the University of Nottingham. Leam A. Craig is Director of Forensic Programmes at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, and an Honorary Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Anthony R. Beech, D.Phil, FBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) is Professor of Criminological Psychology,University of Birmingham.

Reviews for Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook

Assessment in Forensic Practice: A Handbook is an interesting compilation of theme-based chapters by British psychologists. It is a wonderful primer on doing criminal assessments and provides an in-depth review of many standard assessment tools, such as the Historical Clinical Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) and the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG). It also includes informative chapters concerning specific conditions, such as pyromania. The book is very good at covering large concepts that are often discussed in the psychiatric and psychological literature on criminal forensic assessment. Over the course of the book, many important areas are discussed, such as ethical concerns when doing forensic assessments, how to present opinions related to forensic assessment, and some of the inherent problems in forensic assessment, such as unknown base rates for malingering and difficulty with predicting the future. -- Journal of Psychiatric Practice

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