Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice. Empirical and Practical Guidelines. BPS Blackwell Forensic Practice Series

  • ID: 2326234
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice addresses the current lack of literature relevant to undertaking a consultancy role within a forensic setting. Simultaneously drawing upon expertise from academia, business consultancy and administration, this edited volume presents the modern theoretical underpinnings of the consultancy process and applies a clear, practical approach that is targeted specifically at forensic issues and contexts.

Topics covered include the application of consultancy to operational crisis situations, and the role of the consultant in advisory capacities relevant to organisational effectiveness, such as strategic direction, cultural change, staff performance, and the management, development, implementation and evaluation of substantive organisational projects. Chapters draw on professional experience as well as formal literature, combining psychological, ethical, managerial and evaluative aspects into themed summaries that enhance the reader s understanding and signpost directions for further study and practice development. 

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Series Editors Preface.

Notes on Contributors.


Part I: Consultancy and Advising from a Theoretical Perspective.

1. The Role of a Consultant: Function, Skills, Competences and Presentation (Carol A. Ireland).

2. Key Stages and Factors in the Consultancy Process and Relationship: The Importance of Stakeholders, Organisational Boundaries, Culture and Their Management (Carol A. Ireland).

3. Theoretically Driven Training and Consultancy: From Design to Evaluation (David Vickers, Eliza Morgan and Alice Moore).

4. Ethical Considerations in the Consultancy and Advisory Process (Susan Cooper and Martin Fisher).

Part II: Consultancy and Advising from a Practical Perspective.

5. The Application of Cognitive Interview Techniques  as Part of an Investigation (Andy Griffiths and Becky Milne).

6. Acting as the Consultant Advisor in a Crisis Situation (Martin Fisher and Carol A. Ireland).

7. Legal Consulting: Providing Expertise in Written and Oral Testimony (Jane L. Ireland).

8. The Development of a Practical Behavioural Change Framework: A Case Study within a National Law Enforcement Agency (Simon Keslake and Ian Pendlington).

9. Examining the Link between Performance and Employee Engagement in a Forensic Setting: Case Enough to Perform Well? (Suzy Dale).

10. Inspecting Secure Institutions (Louise Falshaw).

11. Effective Training in Action: From Contracting to Evaluation (Eliza Morgan, David Vickers and Alice Moore).

12. Systemic Failure and Human Error (Adrian Needs).

13. Project Management: Towards More Effective Applied Psychology (Roisin Hall and Donald Darroch).



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"This practical book is easy to read, with helpful tables and figures, and gives readers a good sense of the consultation process. Its step–by–step approach will make it helpful to individuals who are beginning to do work in this area." (Doody′s, 14 October 2011)

"Consultancy and advising in forensic practice covers a range of topics in relation to the involvement of psychological approaches in forensic work within the consultation process and training approaches . . . It is a practical guide and is very informative, and it is careful in its application of structures and theories,
and advises understanding theoretical knowledge and deliberation about the best approach for any given area." (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 August 2011)

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