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    Forensic Psychotherapy

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    Forensic psychotherapy explores the roots of violent, sexual and antisocial behaviour. It is a relatively recently created discipline that applies psychoanalytic knowledge to the assessment, management and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, forming a bridge between traditional forensic psychiatry – with its focus on diagnosis and risk – and traditional psychotherapy – with its focus on understanding why things happen.


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    Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Essentials for Law Enforcement

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    The book fulfills an important need in the ever-evolving field of criminal justice, providing a working knowledge of forensic psychology and its application to interview strategies, homicide, emotional disturbance, sexual and domestic violence, hostage negotiations, and other situations.


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    Bearing Witness to Change: Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Practice

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    This book explores the response of forensic psychiatry and psychology to changes over the last several decades. It presents the disciplines themselves as change agents that have shaped forensic work, public policy, and law.


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    Homicide: A Forensic Psychology Casebook

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    Homicide: A Forensic Psychology Casebook guides readers through the practical aspects of homicide cases across the entire criminal justice system, from the investigative process to the criminal trial process, and beyond.


    Forensic Psychology: The Basics – The Basics

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    This text provides an engaging overview to the core topics within Forensic Psychology, guiding the reader through this exciting and popular discipline.


    Supervision for Forensic Practitioners

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    This text is aimed at all those working in forensic settings who have direct contact with the perpetrators and victims of crime and is written for both those new to supervision and those with many years’ experience.


    Forensic Psychology Reconsidered: A Critique of Mental Illness and the Courts

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    This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of forensic psychology as it relates to topics such as competency to stand trial, state of mind at the time of the crime, suicide by cop, and involuntary psychiatric medication administered in custody.


    Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice: Case Studies – International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health

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    Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice: Case Studies presents a set of forensic criminal cases as examples of a scientist-practitioner model for forensic psychological assessment.


    The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire: Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

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    This book offers fresh, original and stimulating approaches to engagement with individuals who have been multiply excluded from society and who present challenges to traditional psychiatric models of assessment and treatment. It brings to life the thinking of those working on the frontline in an increasingly difficult environment, and draws together the central themes in working with highly complex and disturbed individuals while retaining psychodynamic understanding of their histories and current circumstances.

    Secure Recovery: Approaches to Recovery in Forensic Mental Health Settings

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    This is the first text to tackle the challenge of recovery-oriented mental health care in forensic services and prison-based therapeutic communities in the UK.

    Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

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    An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice.

    About Criminals: A View of the Offenders' World

    About Criminals: A View of the Offenders’ World

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    This text presents students with recent and important research on criminal behaviour. The field studies conducted by the contributing authors for all the articles in this anthology will provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of what actual offenders say about crime and their participation in it. Having offenders’ voices heard along with the researchers’ analyses offers students a real-life view of what, how, and why various criminals behave the way they do.

    Policing and Psychology

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    Psychology is a key element of police training and practice. This book draws on a range of psychological theories, concepts and research to explore the relevance of psychology to modern day policing. It focuses on psychological theories of crime and criminal behaviour, investigative psychology, effective interpersonal skills, stereotyping and prejudice, the potential impact on police work and the psychological effect of crime on victims.

    Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

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    Over the last decade there has been dramatically increased interest in the ways that technology has been used in the abuse and exploitation of children, due in part to increasing numbers of convictions for child pornography-related offenses.

    Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

    Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

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    Forensic psychology is a constantly growing discipline, both as a profession for graduates and in terms of student interest. This book highlights the often sizable gap between the media myths surrounding forensic practice and reality. Graham Davies and Anthony Beech present an exciting and broad range of topics within the field including detailed treatments of the causes of crime, investigative methods, the trial process, and interventions with different types of offenders and offences.

    Research in Practice for Forensic Professional

    Research in Practice for Forensic Professional

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    This book explores applied research methods used in forensic settings

    Crime in a Psychological Context: From Career Criminals to Criminal Careers

    Crime in a Psychological Context: From Career Criminals to Criminal Careers

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    This book examines the psychological constructs of crime and the criminal lifestyle and includes topics such as psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and criminal lifestyle. Written in an engaging style, the author introduces compelling explanations of crime, in part by showing how the criminal lifestyle is capable of integrating two seemingly incompatible crime paradigms: the career criminal paradigm and the criminal career paradigm.

    Forensic Case Formulation

    Forensic Case Formulation

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    Effective assessment and treatment of offenders is important for reducing the likelihood of further offending. Understanding the processes which initiate and maintain offending behaviour is integral to the design and evaluation of appropriate, individually

    Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

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    Adolescents with developmental disabilities are a complex population who require specialised treatment and care. This interdisciplinary text examines the processes involved in working with this client group in forensic settings, and explores the ways in which their needs differ from those of other young people who engage in high risk behaviour or offending.

    Conflict and Crisis Communication: Principles and Practice

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    Conflict and crisis communication is the management of a critical incident which has the potential for resolution through successful negotiations. This can include negotiating with individuals in crisis, such as those threatening self-harm or taking individuals hostage as part of emotional expression, and also critical incidents such as kidnapping and terrorist activities.

    Professionalizing Offender Profiling: Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice

    Professionalizing Offender Profiling: Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice

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    Offender profiling is now viewed as an integral part of serious crime investigations by many law enforcement agencies across the world and continues to attract a high public and media profile. Despite almost three decades of research and developments in the field, the public impression of offender profiling is still influenced by misleading media portrayals, which fail to acknowledge the significant developments in theory, research and practice.

    A Treatment Manual for Adolescents Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Change for Good

    A Treatment Manual for Adolescents Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Change for Good

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    This manual is a resource for clinicians working therapeutically with male adolescents who have shown harmful sexual behaviour. Comprised of a printed manual and a CD-ROM, it is designed to be delivered over 30 sessions across 4 modules, but can be adapted to suit the needs of individual adolescents.

    Psychiatry in Prisons: A Comprehensive Handbook

    Psychiatry in Prisons: A Comprehensive Handbook

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    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history, problems and development of psychiatric health care in prisons, focusing particularly on the UK. The contributors tackle a broad range of issues, from familiar mental health issues such as substance misuse, self-injury and health screening to complex legal, moral and philosophical dilemmas.

    Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A guide to assessment and legal processes

    Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A guide to assessment and legal processes

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    This is a practical reference source for clinical and forensic psychologists who need to understand how neuropsychological problems can impinge on issues such as criminal responsibility, antisocial behaviour, and guilt.