A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paul Taylor,Karen Corteen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447312627

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2592

Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning ‘care’ versus ‘control’ and ‘therapy’ versus ‘security’ is now commonplace. Indeed, the ‘hybridisation’ of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.

A companion to crime, harm and victimisation

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Corteen, Karen,Morley, Sharon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447325737

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 546

This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts, it includes theories, ideas and case studies relating to victims of conventional crime and victims outside the remit of criminal law. It encapsulates the domestic and international nature, extent and measurement of victims of crime and harm, together with responses to victims and victimisation as a result of conventional, corporate and state crimes and harms. As part of the Companion series, entries are presented in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear links to related entries and further reading, allowing easy navigation for both students and practitioners. Filling a gap in the market, this is a good source and quick reference point for undergraduates studying a variety of courses in criminology, criminal justice, victimology and other related disciplines.

Work and Society

Places, Spaces and Identities

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paul Taylor,Paul Wagg

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 1908258152

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4920

The original theoretical and empirical studies in this new edited volume, Work and Society: Places, Spaces and Identities, present a reimagining of what work is, how it is undertaken, and the impact of work on people who engage in it. While traditional examinations of work are synonymous with discussions of labour markets, organisational functions and industrial relations, the eight contributions published here for the first time extend our conceptualisation of work to take in less commonly scrutinised activities such as care-giving, soldiering, gambling and career criminality. This intriguing approach opens up space for an exciting reconsideration of the relationships between work and society, focusing on illegitimate and unvalued occupations, the places where personal and professional identities intersect in risky or rewarding ways, and the ideological imperative on all of us no matter what our employment status to perform as resilient, productive neoliberal subjects with the capacity for work. This innovative, interdisciplinary volume brings together established and new voices in the fields of sociology, criminology, victimology and political economy to present an accessible intervention in current debates about work in the twenty-first century.

Criminal Justice, Mental Health and the Politics of Risk

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Nicola S. Gray,Judith M. Laing,Lecturer in Law at the Liverpool Law School Judith M Laing,Lesley Noaks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135339597

Category: Law

Page: 282

View: 8960

Criminal Justice, Mental Health and the Politics of Risk addresses the important issues which lie at the forefront of decision making and policy in criminal justice and health care. The book brings together several perpectives from a number of distinguished academic lawyers, criminologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. It is multi-disciplinary in its approach and is jointly edited by a lawyer, a criminologist and a psychologist - all of whom have expertise and experience in this field. The book is written in the light of the current emphasis on risk assessment and management as well as the recent government proposals to reform mental health law and detain dangerous and severely personality disordered individuals. It provides a theoretical overview for academics and students in the fields of medical law, mental health law, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, criminology and psychiatry. In addition, the book's highly topical and pragmatic approach will appeal to numerous professionals and practitioners

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

A Manual for Practitioners

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tony Ryan,David Duffy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846420108

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 4638

Written by front line professionals in the fields of nursing, mental health, prison services and the law, this text is an essential companion to the government's new suicide prevention strategy. The contributors offer a wealth of practical guidance on issues such as risk assessment and management in a range of settings, policy and the legal framework around suicide. Exploring the links between self-harm and suicide, the authors present international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals and preventative initiatives targeting wider communities. They debate the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, including Black and minority ethnic groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses. This manual provides health, social care and criminal justice professionals with all the most up-to-date information needed to make a positive contribution to suicide prevention in institutional and community settings.

Good Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management 2

Protection, Rights and Responsibilities

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Hazel Kemshall,Jacki Pritchard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853024412

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 6585

The range of problems that arise due to violence, mental health problems, substance abuse and familial breakup require fast accurate risk assessment. These two volumes by Kemshall and Pritchard explores the techniques needed to solve such problems.

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John Hamel, LCSW,Tonia L. Nicholls, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103291

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 5060

In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.

Companion to Psychiatric Studies E-Book

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Eve C Johnstone,David Cunningham Owens,Stephen M Lawrie

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725285

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 4153

* 2011 BMA Book Awards - Highly Commended in Psychiatry * A new edition of a classic textbook now published for the first time with colour. Covering the entire subject area [both basic sciences and clinical practice] in an easily accessible manner, the book is ideal for psychiatry trainees, especially candidates for postgraduate psychiatry exams, and qualified psychiatrists. New edition of a classic text with a strongly evidenced-based approach to both the basic sciences and clinical psychiatry Contains useful summary boxes to allow rapid access to complex information Comprehensive and authoritative resource written by contributors to ensure complete accuracy and currency of information Logical and accessible writing style gives ready access to key information Ideal for MRCPsych candidates and qualified psychiatrists Expanded section on psychology – including social psychology – to reflect the latest MRCPych examination format Discussion of capacity and its relationship to new legislation Text updated in full to reflect the new Mental Health Acts Relevant chapters now include discussion of core competencies and the practical skills required for the MRCPsych examination Includes a section on the wider role of the psychiatrist – including teaching and supervision, lifelong learning, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team (including dealing with conflict, discipline and complaints) Includes new chapter on transcultural aspects of psychiatry Enhanced discussion of the use of the best current management options, both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic, the latter including CBT (including its use in the treatment of psychosis) and group, couple and family therapy.

Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations

An advanced practical companion

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alan Meaden,Nadine Keen,Robert Aston,Karen Barton,Sandra Bucci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136200940

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 3988

Auditory hallucinations rank amongst the most treatment resistant symptoms of schizophrenia, with command hallucinations being the most distressing, high risk and treatment resistant of all. This new work provides clinicians with a detailed guide, illustrating in depth the techniques and strategies developed for working with command hallucinations. Woven throughout with key cases and clinical examples, Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations clearly demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting. Strategies and solutions for overcoming therapeutic obstacles are shown alongside treatment successes and failures to provide the reader with an accurate understanding of the complexities of cognitive therapy. This helpful and practical guide with be of interest to clinical and forensic psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, nurses and psychiatrists.

International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders

Theory, Practice and Research

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Dr Douglas P. Boer,Dr Reinhard Eher,Dr Leam A. Craig,Dr Michael H. Miner,Dr Friedemann Pfäfflin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996200

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 7265

International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware

Companion Reader on Violence Against Women

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Claire M. Renzetti,Jeffrey L. Edleson,Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 141299649X

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 346

The Companion Reader on Violence Against Women complements and parallels the new edition of Renzetti, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women. The first part contains four articles relating to theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women. The second part is on types of violence against women, and the third part is on prevention and direct intervention. Each article has commentary and discussion questions to add an element of critical thinking.

Victim Assistance

Exploring Individual Practice, Organizational Policy, and Societal Responses

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Thomas L. Underwood, PhD,Christine Edmunds

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197740

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4349

Based on the acclaimed professional certificate program, Advanced Institute on Victim Studies: Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance, this book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime victims. Recognizing the multidisciplined, multisystem field that encompasses victim assistance, the contributors present a solid foundation of the varying concepts and theories on victims and victims services. The balance of the text addresses the skills and strategies needed to enhance services to victims at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including representative scenarios and key questions for review.

The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jennifer M. Brown,Elizabeth A. Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139489453

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 8553

Forensic psychology has developed and extended from an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts to a wider application across the whole span of civil and criminal justice, which includes dealing with suspects, offenders, victims, witnesses, defendants, litigants and justice professionals. This Handbook provides an encyclopedic-style source regarding the major concerns in forensic psychology. It is an invaluable reference text for practitioners within community, special hospital, secure unit, prison, probation and law enforcement forensic settings, as well as being appropriate for trainees and students in these areas. It will also serve as a companion text for lawyers and psychiatric and law enforcement professionals who wish to be apprised of forensic psychology coverage. Each entry provides a succinct outline of the topic, describes current thinking, identifies relevant consensual or contested aspects and alternative positions. Readers are presented with key issues and directed towards specialized sources for further reference.

Investigating Terrorism

Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John Pearse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118316274

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1913

Investigating Terrorism takes a look behind the closeddoors of terrorist cases. Major players from the world ofcounter-terrorism, including politicians, lawyers, psychologistsand police, offer analyses of recent terror attacks and share theirknowledge of terrorist behaviour Deals with legal, psychological and practical issuessurrounding how to deal with a real life ‘ticking bomb’scenario Provides an insight into the most recent police model forinterviewing witnesses, victims and suspects Contains the latest analyses of recent terrorist attacksincluding the recent Norwegian tragedy carried out by terroristAnders Breivik Contains the views of major players in the world ofcounter-terrorism, including Lord Carlile, the former HMG’sIndependent Reviewer of Terrorist legislation, and Peter Clarke,the recently retired Head of Terrorist Investigations for theUK Incorporates recently-released findings from studiescommissioned by New Scotland Yard to study the effectiveness ofpolice interviews with terrorist suspects Includes chapters discussing the context in which people becomesuicide bombers

Peace and Justice Shall Embrace

Toward Restorative Justice...a Prisoner's Perspective

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: A. Companion,Timmons

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595176542

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 3146

This is a penetrating critique of our criminal justice and penal systems from the unique, firsthand experiences of its priest-prisoner author. His conclusion is that they are “sick, broken, rudderless systems that neither correct nor rehabilitate offenders, nor help or heal victims.” A compelling case is made—from practical, biblical and humane arguments—for moving from retributive-punishment models of seeking justice to restorative-rehabilitative ones. Restorative justice actively involves victims, offenders and the community in a joint process of working toward healing, restitution, rehabilitation and reconciliation. Incarceration becomes only one option, rather than the foregone conclusion. Specific proposals are made for reforming the justice, prison and parole systems. Examples of working models are presented. Evaluation tools and discussion guides are provided. Christians will find rich meditative material and spiritual challenges, as the author plumbs the scriptures and Catholic social justice teachings for personal moral answers and principled civic policies. One chapter offers examples of what individuals, parishes and dioceses can and are doing to promote restorative justice. A cross-reference is included to the November 2000 document on criminal justice by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Topics covered include: the relationship of poverty, race, mental illness and drug addiction to incarceration; capital punishment; the consequences of three-strikes and minimum-mandatory sentencing; the effects of politics on policy; inadequate legal representation for the poor.

Readings in Managed Health Care

A Companion to the Essentials of Managed Health Care, Second Edition

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Peter Reid Kongstvedt

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 318

View: 4901

This collection of readings is a companion to the Essentials of Managed Health Care, Second Edition. These articles, taken from four Aspen journals (Managed Care Quarterly, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Care Finance, and Quarterly Management in Health Care) provide indepth coverage of key issues and topics in managed care.

SAMHSA News

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholism

Page: N.A

View: 5375

Crime Prevention

Theory and Practice, Second Edition

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466577118

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 2583

In Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, Dr. Schneider has updated every chapter in this reliable text using the latest research, the most recently published articles and books, and feedback from professors and students using the first edition. Providing an introduction to dominant approaches, key concepts, theories, and research, the book supplies concrete advice on planning, implementing, and evaluating a crime prevention plan. This edition includes a new chapter applying crime prevention through social development principles to adolescents and young adults. This chapter is a recognition of the disproportionate rate of offending by adolescents and young adults as well as the distinctive risk factors faced by these groups. It also emphasizes the unique nature of applying social problem-solving solutions to adolescents and young adults who have been in formal contact with the criminal justice system. The focus is on recidivism prevention, an often-ignored, but critical aspect of crime prevention. Laying out a systematic blueprint for a successful crime prevention project, the book also updates the extant literature on crime prevention—in particular the addition of research that has been published since the first edition of this book. Updated case studies reflecting new data present real examples of crime prevention programs and organizations and illustrate the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical elements of the book. Learning objectives, discussion questions, and exercises facilitate learning and retention and a companion website provides ancillary material for students and professors.