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Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes. A Guide for Forensic Practitioners. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227885
  • Book
  • August 2000
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Areas of professional practice, such as law, psychiatry, and the behavioural and social sciences, overlap at numerous points in terms of underlying concepts and basic research. They also intersect at an everyday level in their work with individuals whose multiple problems simultaneously require attention from legal, mental health, and social services professionals. Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes explicitly sets out to close the gaps between the professions. It addresses the questions that arise at the meeting-points and cross-roads of different backgrounds and spheres of activity, thereby helping people working in these different fields to grasp the nature and implications of each other's perspectives and adopt a better-informed approach to inter-disciplinary work.
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Behavioural Sciences Applied to Forensic and Legal Contexts (J. McGuire, et al.).

The Legal Context: Obstacle or Opportunity? (D. Carson).

Psychology and Police Investigation (P. Ainsworth).

Factors Influencing Witness Evidence (A. Memon & D. Wright).

Psycho-legal Studies as an Interface Discipline (N. Eastman).

Decision-Making in Legal Settings (J. McEwan).


Explanations of Offence Behaviour (J. McGuire).

Psychosis and Offending (A. O'Kane & R. Bentall).

Risk Assessment and Prediction (R. Blackburn).

Systems of Services (D. Heywood).

Care and Management in the Community (T. Mason).

Treatment of Sexual Deviation and Aggression (J. Hird).

Treatment Approaches with Mentally Disordered Offenders (A. Grounds).

Effective Interventions, Service and Policy Implications (J. McGuire, et al.).

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James McGuire University of Liverpool, UK.

Aisling O'Kane Wirral and West Cheshire Community NHS Trust, St Catherine's Hospital, UK.

Tom Mason Caswell Clinic, Forensic Healthcare Directorate, South Wales, UK.
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