Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management
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"This is a very nice book, primarily aimed at psychology trainees and other professionals who are preparing for forensic careers. One of the things I like about this book is its primary focus on understanding, managing and communicating about violence risk rather than prediction of individual behavior. This is one of those "must have" books for forensic mental health professionals." (Journal of Psychiatric Practice, January 2008)Conroy and Murrie successfully capture the advances in risk assessment and forensic assessment seen particularly in the last decade. From task definition to risk communication, prediction to management, adolescents to adults, and civil to criminal contexts, they provide a range of useful information, examples, and conclusions. Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk is valuable for anyone involved in policy-making, litigation, assessment, or interventions related to the risk of violent behavior.
—Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Drexel University
This guide is indispensable for all forensic mental health professionals who assess violence risk for juveniles, psychiatric patients, sex offenders, and in the context of death penalty cases. The model Conroy and Murrie propose represents the integration of what is currently empirically established in terms of base rates for violence with the need to consider idiographic factors for the individual being evaluated.
—Alan M. Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in Forensic Psychology, Professor Emeritus, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY
Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk is both an accessible overview for the professional just beginning to conduct risk assessments and a stimulating update for the seasoned forensic risk assessment practitioner. It strikes a good balance between discussion of recent research and practical guidelines for practice.
—Mark D. Cunningham, Ph.D., ABPP, Dallas, TX