The Wiley Handbook on What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Approach to Theory, Assessment, and Treatment

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William R. Lindsay, Leam A. Craig, Dorothy Griffiths
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 16, 2019 - Psychology - 472 pages

Brings together the growing amount of evidence on the assessment and treatment of offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Written by a team of international experts, this comprehensive and informative book provides a contemporary picture of evidence-based practice for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By adopting a scientist-practitioner position directed at an academic level with practitioner guidelines, it provides a valuable reference source for professionals from allied disciplines who are using or seeking to apply research for this client group.

The Wiley Handbook of What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence Based Approach to Theory, Assessment and Treatment is divided into five sections: Introduction, Phenotypes & Genotypes and Offending Behavior, Validated Assessments, Treatment, and Conclusions. The Introduction offers an overview of the entire book and is followed by a second overview covering the ethics of evidence-based practice. After that come chapters on protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in correctional settings, and behavioral and cognitive phenotypes in genetic disorders associated with offending. The third part of the book studies the assessment of individuals with anger and violence issues, inappropriate sexual behavior, alcohol abuse, and emotional difficulties. Next comes a section that looks how to offenders can be treated. The final section discusses future directions and requirements for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Provides an overview of the ethical challenges and issues faced by those who work with intellectually and developmentally disabled offenders
  • Focuses on proof of treatment effectiveness and validation of assessment methods to direct readers toward "What Works"
  • Features contributions from authors across the entire English-speaking world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

The Wiley Handbook of What Works for Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence Based Approach to Theory, Assessment and Treatment will appeal to all who work in the field of offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including nursing staff, social workers and probation officers, medical and psychology staff, and more.

 

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Contents

Ethical Considerations When Treating Offenders with Intellectual
17
Protecting the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities
41
Phenotypes and Genotypes and Offending Behaviour
67
Validated Assessments
97
Assessment of Anger and Aggression
113
Psychological Assessment Procedures for Sex Offenders with Intellectual
133
Assessment for Social ProblemSolving Social Information Processing and Criminal
167
Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorder and AlcoholRelated Offending Behaviour
181
Prisonbased Programmes for People with Intellectual and Developmental
283
Treatment of Anger and Violence in Individuals with Intellectual Disability
297
Treatment of Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour by People with Intellectual
311
Treatment for Social Problem Solving and Criminal Thinking
327
Treating Substance Misuses Amongst Offenders with Intellectual
341
Treatment for Emotional Difficulties Related to Offending for People
357
Treatment Outcomes for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
373
Pharmacological Approaches for Offenders with Intellectual
389

Biopsychosocial Assessment Approach for Offenders with Intellectual
219
Using a Multicomponent Model in the Assessment of Persons with Intellectual
239
Treatment
261
Conclusions
405
Index
421
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About the author (2019)

William R. Lindsay, PhD, was Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Head of Research for Danshell, and Professor of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland.

Leam A. Craig, PhD, is Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd. He is visiting Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Birmingham City University, Hon. Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham, and Hon. Assoc. Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK.

Dorothy Griffiths, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Child and Youth Studies and Centre for Applied Disability Studies, and Co-Director, International Dual Diagnosis Certificate Programme, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

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