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Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk. A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2211168
  • Book
  • October 2007
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management provides both a summary of research to date and an integrated model for mental health professionals conducting risk assessments, one of the most high-stakes evaluations forensic mental health professionals perform.
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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Historical Overview of Risk Assessment 1

2 Introducing a Broad Model for Risk Assessment 16

3 Risk of What? Defining the Referral Question 34

4 What Do We Know Overall? Consider Normative Data and Population Base Rates 45

5 What Do We Know about Individuals Like This One? Empirically Supported Risk and Protective Factors 67

6 What Do We Know about This Individual? Idiographic Factors and the Need for Individualized Assessment 83

7 What Can We Say about the Results of a Risk Assessment? Risk Communication 99

8 From Risk Assessment to Risk Management 135

9 Risk Assessment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness 153

10 Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders 179

11 Risk Assessment with Juvenile Offenders 202

12 Risk Assessment of Death Penalty Defendants 235

Epilogue 255

Appendix A Risk Assessment Instruments 259

Appendix B Sample Risk Assessment Reports 269

References 309

Index 353

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Mary Alice Conroy Sam Houston State University.

Daniel C. Murrie Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
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