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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

Edited by: Keith Soothill , Paul Rogers , Mairead Dolan

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9781843922629
eBook ISBN: 9780203118276
Adobe ISBN: 9781136308802

10.4324/9780203118276
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Book description

This is a comprehensive reference book on the subject of forensic mental health, looking at what forensic mental health is and its assessment, management and treatment. It focuses on key topics and the issues underpinning them in contemporary society.

The book includes:

  • an account of the historical development of forensic mental health, along with a description of the three mental health systems operating in the UK
  • an in-depth analysis of the forensic mental health process and system, including an analysis of the different systems applied for juveniles and adults
  • an examination of the main issues in forensic mental health including sex offending, personality disorders and addiction
  • a breakdown of the key skills needed for forensic mental health practice.

This is an authoritative reference book which will be a crucial text for practitioners, academics and students in the forensic mental health field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Understanding forensic mental health and the variety of professional voices Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The forensic mental health system in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The origins and early development of forensic mental health Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The process and systems for juveniles and young persons Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The process and systems for adults Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Non-custodial sentences and mentally disordered offenders Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mental healthcare in prisons Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Release procedures and forensic mental health Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Diagnosis, medical models and formulations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Understanding and managing risk Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mental health law and risk management Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The law relating to mentally disordered persons in the criminal justice system Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Assessment and treatment of offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Aggression and violence Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Personality disorders Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Criminality among persons with severe mental illness Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Substance abuse Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sexual offenders with mental health problems: epidemiology, assessment and treatment Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The expert witness: professional practice and pitfalls Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Focusing on treatment: the main interventions and their implications Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Inpatient care and management Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The crimes and pathologies of passion: love, jealousy and the pursuit of justice Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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