Violence Risk – Assessment and Management. Advances Through Structured Professional Judgement and Sequential Redirections. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2561443
  • Book
  • 250 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Now in an updated and expanded second edition, this volume offers comprehensive guidance and background material on decision–making in cases where future violence is a potential issue. It outlines best practice in conducting violence assessments of individuals in varied contexts, including civil psychiatric hospitals, forensic mental health services and the criminal justice system. The authors detail the operation of criminal and mental health codes internationally, with a particular focus on Canada and England, and synthesize commonly agreed principles appropriate for use in assessing a client s propensity for committing violence. 

This new edition reflects a general change in violence risk assessment and management, with structured professional judgement now a well established approach, and engages with the growing attention paid to the role of protective factors when evaluating and managing violence risks. It demonstrates today s closer integration of risk assessment and treatment, covered in discrete chapters on planning and formulation.

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TributeDr. F.A.S. Jenson vi

List of Figures vii

List of Tables viii

List of Boxes ix

About the Authors x

Foreword Alec Buchanan xii

Preface to the Second Edition xviii

Acknowledgements xxi

1 Decision Points 1

2 Points of View 8

3 Predictions and Errors 15

4 Developmental Trajectories 26

5 Symptomologies 33

6 Personality Disorders 47

7 Substance Abuse 55

8 Factors: Risk and Protective, Single, Multiple, and Interacting 61

9 SPJ Guides 72

10 Competitions 88

11 Planning 92

12 Transitions Mary–Lou Martin 98

13 Sequential Redirections 106

14 Implementations 116

15 Teaching and Researching SPJ Guides 123

16 Spousal Assaulters: Risk Assessment and Management P. Randall Kropp 138

17 Sex Offenders R. Karl Hanson 148

18 Teams 159

19 Communications 163

20 Getting it Wrong, Getting it Right (Mostly) 170

Questions 187

Afterword John Monahan, PhD 195

References 200

Index 224

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"Violence Risk Assessment and Management is a compact book that excels in educating and enlightening the psychiatrist–in–training and the seasoned forensic psychiatrist about this important topic. I have waited nearly 40 years for this book." The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2015

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