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
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.
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