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Violence And Psychopathy

Author : Adrian Raine
ISBN : 9781461513674
Genre : Medical
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Adrian Raine Department of Psychology. University of Southern California. USA Jose Sanmartin Queen Sojia Center for the Study of Violence. Valencia. Spain The problems that psychopathic and violent offenders create for society are not restricted to North America. Instead, these offenders create havoc throughout the world, including Europe. In recognition of this fact, Queen Sophia of Spain has promoted a Center for the Study of Violence which recognizes both biological and social contributions to the cause of violence. In November 1999, the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence held its IV International Meeting on the Biology and Sociology of Violence. This fourth Meeting, which was under the Honorary Presidency of H. M. The Queen of Spain, examined the biological, psychological and social aspects of the psychopath, the violent offender, and the serial killer. This book presents some of the key contributions made at that conference and which were first published in Spanish in 2000 by Ariel Press. A key thrust of this book, and a stance shared by all of its contributors, is the notion that violence and psychopathy simply cannot be understood solely, or even fundamentally, in terms of social and environmental forces and influences. Nor do biological factors offer an exclusive explanation.

Psychopathy

Author : Theodore Millon
ISBN : 1572308648
Genre : Psychology
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Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Encompassing all the significant viewpoints regarding the nature of psychopathic personalities, this volume surveys current typologies and treatment approaches.

Psychopathy And Law

Author : Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm
ISBN : 9780470972380
Genre : Psychology
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Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner′s Guide provides those working in the fields of law, the military, social and health services, politics, and business with a comprehensive introduction to psychopathy and the ways of thinking that guide the psychopathic mind. Features case examples and – unique from previous texts in the field – links these to theory and empirical research Represents an up–to–date resource for scientists examining psychopathy Covers issues that have never been dealt with in regard to psychopathy, including those relating to families, civil law, war crimes, economical crimes and organized crimes

Psychopathy

Author : D.J. Cooke
ISBN : 9789401139656
Genre : Psychology
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Psychopathy is a very important concept for those working in the field of criminal justice - investigators, prosecutors, and those who have to evaluate, manage and treat offenders. In Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society, detailed, empirically based contributions by the world's leading researchers describe the relevance of the construct to practical and policy issues, examining its relevance to such topics as treatment, risk management and recidivism. The use of the concept in a range of populations is discussed, including juveniles, children, and the mentally disordered, as well as across cultures. The major strength of the volume is that the validity of the psychopathy construct is enhanced by the extensive empirical support: contributors explore topics including the genetic, biological, affective, interpersonal and information processing models that underpin the disorder. Audience: All those dealing with offenders - psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, prison administrators and those who formulate policy in the criminal justice system.

Clinical Risk Management

Author : Tom Flewett
ISBN : 9780729579346
Genre : Medical
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An essential primer for mental health professionals, written with an emphasis on patient care Straightforward and accessible, Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians is an essential resource for anyone working in the mental health field in Australia. The book aims to alleviate anxiety in mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counsellors and mental health care workers, and is written with an emphasis on patient care. Clinical Risk Management spans an extensive range of topics integral to the work of mental health professionals. These topics include an introduction to the concept of risk, an analysis of where risk sits within a mental health setting and an in-depth exploration of the most common mental health risks, including suicide, violence and self-harm. This important medical textbook highlights some more complicated components of clinical risk management; namely psychodynamic principles and boundary issues, managing adverse outcomes and using standardised tools. Existing literature on clinical risk management in the mental health arena is largely limited to journal articles, making Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians a necessary and unique health resource. • addresses problems prevalent in psychiatry • looks at the increase in substance abuse in Australian society and the consequences for mental health professionals • offers easy-to-read boxed tips, examples and learning points • is logically structured in four parts, with an overview, clinical skills, types of risk and advanced skills

Handbook Of Violence Risk Assessment

Author : Randy K. Otto
ISBN : 9781136914584
Genre : Psychology
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This comprehensive Handbook of original chapters serves as a resource for clinicians and researchers alike. Two introductory chapters cover general issues in violence risk assessment, while the remainder of the book offers a comprehensive discussion of specific risk assessment measures. Forensic psychology practitioners, mental health professionals who deal with the criminal justice system, and legal professionals working with violent offenders will find the Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment to be the primary reference for the field.

Handbook Of Psychopathy First Edition

Author : Christopher J. Patrick
ISBN : 9781606238042
Genre : Psychology
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This book has been replaced by Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3513-2.

Violent Offenders

Author : Matt DeLisi
ISBN : 076375479X
Genre : Law
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Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy And Practice Provides The Latest Information To Help Students Understand The Many Different Types Of Violent Offenders We Hear About In The Media Daily, From Homicide And Sex Offenders To Financial Predators And Street Criminals To Serial Killers And Career Criminals. The Authors Have Compiled Original Scholarship From An International Collection Of Applied And Academic Criminologists To Provide Students With A Realistic And Cutting-Edge View Of Why People Commit Violent Crimes And How Our Criminal Justice System, As A Whole, Responds To These Offenders And These Violent Acts. The Text Is Divided Into Three Sections. Part One Covers The Theoretical And Disciplinary Foundations Of The Study Of Violent Behavior, Spanning The Disciplines Of Sociology, Psychology, Biology, And Neuroscience. Part Two Discusses Empirical And Topical Linkages To Criminological Subjects, Including Homicide Offenders And Victims, Sex Offenders, And Gang Members. Part Three Explores Public Policy And Practical Applications Describing The Various Ways That Criminal Justice Systems Respond To Violent Offenders From The Insightful Perspectives Of People Who Work Among Violent Offenders On A Daily Basis.

Handbook On Sexual Violence

Author : Jennifer M. Brown
ISBN : 9781136626753
Genre : Social Science
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This book contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence within its broader context – from war to the resolution of interpersonal disputes – and covers a wide span including sexual harassment, bullying, rape and murder as well as domestic violence. Written by leading academics from a variety of disciplines, contributions also include commentaries that relate the research to the work of practitioners. Despite advances made in the investigation of sexual offences, evidence still points to a continued belief in the culpability of victims in their own victimization and a gap between the estimated incidence of sexual violence and the conviction of perpetrators. Adopting an implicitly and explicitly critical stance to contemporary policy responses that continue to fail in addressing this problem, this book focuses on attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence from the point of view of the individual experiencing the violence – perpetrator and victim – and situates them within a broader societal frame. It is through an understanding of social processes and psychological mechanisms that underpin sexual violence that violence can be combated and harm reduced, and at this individual level that evidence-based interventions can be designed to change policy and practice. The Handbook is split into four sections: 'Legacies: Setting the Scene' offers a critical overview of historical, legal and cultural processes which help to explain the origins of current thinking and offer steers for future developments 'Theories and Concepts' examines contemporary thinking on sexual violence and reviews explanatory frameworks from a number of perspectives 'Acts of Sexual Violence' reviews a number of specific types of sexual violence, elaborating the range of circumstances, victims and perpetrators with a view to addressing the general and pervasive nature of such violence thus contradicting narrow cultural stereotyping 'Responding to Sexual Violence' overviews and evaluates current policies and practices and offers new ideas to develop different types of interventions. The editors’ conclusion not only draws out the key themes and ideas from contributions to the Handbook, but also considers the nature of and the extent to which any progress has been made in understanding and responding to sexual violence. This will be a key text for students and academics studying sexual violence and an essential reference tool for professionals working in the field including police officers, probation staff, lawyers and judges.

Violence Among The Mentally Iii

Author : Sheilagh Hodgins
ISBN : 9789401141307
Genre : Medical
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The NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Prevention of Crime and Violence Among the Mentally III was held in May 1999 in Tuscany, Italy. Participants from 15 countries attended. Since care for persons with mental illness (schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, atypical psychoses) has been deinstitutionalized, some persons with these disorders are committing crimes and serious violence. Consequently, societies around the world are confronted with a new challenge: to provide mental health care and social services to mentally ill persons in a humane way that will prevent illegal behaviours. Research in this field has been dominated by investigations designed to improve clinicians' accuracy in predicting violent behaviours, with little attention focused on the organization and implemen tation of treatments. The premise of the Advanced Study Institute was that treatments must have em pirically proven efficacy. Both professional ethics and public accountability require empirical evidence that each treatment will alleviate the problem that it targets. However, despite the fact that Western industrial societies provide treatment for mentally ill persons who have offended, there is a very limited base of knowledge on what constitutes effective treatment and how such treatments should be organized and delivered. The Advanced Study Institute was an attempt to stimulate and encour age research that will extend this knowledge base. The goals were to review what is known about mentally ill offenders and about effective treatments for them, and to provide a framework for the orientation of future investigations designed to improve treatment efficacy.

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