Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 13, 2008 - Psychology - 320 pages
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Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management provides both a summary of research to date and an integrated model for mental health professionals conducting risk assessments, one of the most high-stakes evaluations forensic mental health professionals perform.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xi
Chapter 1 Historical Overview of Risk Assessment
1
Chapter 2 Introducing a Broad Model for Risk Assessment
16
Chapter 3 Risk of What?
34
Chapter 4 What Do We Know Overall?
45
Chapter 5 What Do We Know about Individuals Like This One?
67
Chapter 6 What Do We Know about This Individual?
83
Chapter 7 What Can We Say about the Results of a Risk Assessment?
99
Chapter 10 Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders
179
Chapter 11 Risk Assessment with Juvenile Offenders
202
Chapter 12 Risk Assessment of Death Penalty Defendants
235
Epilogue
255
Appendix A Risk Assessment Instruments
259
Appendix B Sample Risk Assessment Reports
269
References
309
Index
353

Chapter 8 From Risk Assessment to Risk Management
135
Chapter 9 Risk Assessment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness
153

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Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, directs the Psychological Services Center at Sam Houston State University. She is the President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. During a twenty-year career with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, she conducted over 1,200 risk assessments, including risk management planning. She conducts numerous national and training workshops on forensic assessment for lawyers, judges, correctional personnel, and mental health professionals.

Daniel C. Murrie, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University. He has authored numerous studies related to forensic psychological assessment and maintains a private practice of forensic psychological evaluation, specializing in risk assessment.

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