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These have become go-to resources for forensic psychologists in the trenches today. In this new and fully updated text, the authors review the major changes in the risk assessment field, which include a much larger and richer empirical literature, a focus on dynamic risk management among supervised offenders, and commentaries on the use and effectiveness of expert clinical judgment in determining risk.
Written with the authors' usual clarity and keen insight, this book is a must-read for legal professionals and forensic psychologists, policymakers, and all those working with offender populations who hope to eliminate recidivism. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x People who bought this also bought. Add to basket.
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Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation G. The Psychology of Law Bruce D. Flap copy Predicting future violence among criminal offenders is notoriously difficult. Combining what is known about violence prediction, clinical decision making, and the literature on treatment outcome and program evaluation, they introduced and chronicled the development of their landmark assessment instruments, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide VRAG and Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide.
In this third edition, the authors review the major changes in the risk assessment field, which include a much larger and richer empirical literature, a focus on dynamic risk management among supervised offenders, and commentaries on the use and effectiveness of expert clinical judgment in determining risk. About Grant T. Harris Grant T.
Harris, PhD, is adjunct associate professor of psychology at Queen's University at Kingston, Canada and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada. Harris has been awarded several competitive research grants and has published more than scholarly works on the topics of actuarial violence risk assessment, sexual aggression, psychopathy, and the assessment and treatment of offenders and psychiatric clients. For each topic, the work has long addressed four issues: risks for the phenomenon, appropriate intervention, translation of knowledge for practitioners, and policy implications of the findings.
In research on sexual offenders , impulsive, antisocial behavior has proven to be a critical risk factor for recidivism e. Clinicians have long recognised the importance of impulsivity for relapse and have introduced self-control and impulsivity management modules into treatment. In addition to groups that focus specifically on impulse control, most treatment programs include components of Relapse Prevention.
Relapse Prevention begins by identifying the chain of events and emotions that lead to sexually aggressive behavior. Pithers that is designed to interrupt the seemingly inexorable chain of events that lead to an offense. Relapse Prevention is potentially helpful for interrupting patterns of behavior that eventuate in specific outcomes, such as sexual assault, as well as patterns of behavior that are more global, such as impulsive, antisocial behavior. Alexandros Maragakis, William T. Assessing and treating juvenile sexual offenders can be an extremely delicate and complex matter.
In addition, the quality of these assessments and treatments can have an enormous impact on the safety of others — errors in prediction of recidivism or treatment failures can result in others being abused. Given that a type I error may lead to an innocent individual being imprisoned and a type II error might lead to an individual dangerous to society being released, the unreliability of reports and the ineffectiveness of treatments can have dire implications.
The empirically supported treatment EST movement is an attempt to minimize these sorts of error.
The data set comprises demographic, criminal history, psychological assessment, and psychiatric information about the offenders gathered from institutional files together with post-release recidivism information. Consequential thinking, brainstorming the ways in which poor self-control has negatively impacted on their daily life e. Washington, DC: Author diagnosis, but not including recidivism, were coded exclusively from descriptive material contained in institution al files by trained and experienced research assistants. Share this dataset on your favorite social media networks. The last section of this chapter will include specific QI tools that are useful for those involved in assessing or treating sexual offenders. Compute Batch Cancel.
This chapter will focus on the use of quality improvement QI as an essential adjunct to empirically supported assessments and treatment. The problem with the construct of EST is that it is static: a therapy either meets a predetermined criterion or it does not. While it is certainly the case that satisfying this criterion is superior to not satisfying it, there are still quality questions remaining, e. How does one adapt the therapy to the particular circumstances of the client, for example, teletherapy, or how does one adapt the therapy for co-morbidity, say, a client with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD or developmental delay?
Through the use of QI, mental health professionals can collect data in a useful and efficient way to make changes in assessments and treatments as needed.