Clinician's Guide to Violence Risk Assessment

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Guilford Press, Feb 14, 2011 - Psychology - 242 pages
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Presenting a comprehensive framework for conducting a scientifically grounded violence risk assessment, this book is authoritative, current, and practical. The essentials of doing this type of evaluation are reviewed, and available risk appraisal instruments are described for general violence, sexual violence, and spousal violence. The authors provide expert advice on choosing suitable instruments and approaches for particular cases, interpreting the resulting data, and communicating with legal decision makers. A detailed outline shows how to organize assessment findings into an effective final report; a sample completed report is featured in the appendix.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
33
Chapter 3
65
Chapter 4
108
Chapter 5
134
Chapter 6
159
Chapter 7
172
Appendix
193
References
207
Index
233
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Jeremy F. Mills, PhD, CPsych, is a psychologist with a practice in forensic, correctional, and counseling psychology in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In addition, he serves as Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Mills’s research interests include violence risk assessment, violence risk communication, and the assessment of suicide risk. Dr. Mills provides consultation and training in the area of violence risk assessment.   Daryl G. Kroner, PhD, CPsych, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Previously, he was a prison psychologist. Dr. Kroner’s research interests include correctional mental health, dynamic risk assessment during community supervision, and the social-context aspects of risk assessment.   Robert D. Morgan, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In addition, he is Director of Clinical and Forensic Services at Lubbock Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. Dr. Morgan’s research interests include correctional mental health, forensic psychology, and professional development and training.

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