Violence Risk: Assessment and Management
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Stephen Hucker obtained his medical and psychiatric qualifications in the United Kingdom before competing his forensic psychiatric training at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. he was Head of the Forensic Programme there from 1982 until 1993 and then spent five years as Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. From 1998 until 2005 he was Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University and Head of Forensic Services at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. Over the years Dr. Hucker has conducted research on a number of forensic psychiatric topics, has lectured widely to scientific and professional audiences across North America as well as in great Britain and Australia and has conducted many administrative reviews of forensic and correctional facilities. He also maintains a busy forensic psychiatric practice and is frequently called on to provide an opinion to defense lawyers and prosecutors, community agencies and parole boards, and often testifies as an expert witness. In all these circumstances he has gained extensive practical experience in risk assessment and management.
Dr. Hucker has been Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto Since 1998 and he resumed his affiliation with the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health in the Law and Mental Health Programme in 2005.