Social Problem Solving and Offending: Evidence, Evaluation and Evolution
List of Contributors.
Series Editors’ Preface.
PART I: EVIDENCE.
1. Social Problem Solving: Basic Concepts, Research, and Applications (James McGuire).
2. Social Problem Solving and the Development of Aggression (Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen).
3. Social Problem Solving in Aggressive Children (Walter Matthys and John E. Lochman).
4. Social Problem Solving, Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse (Laura E. Dreer, Warren T. Jackson, and Timothy R. Elliott).
5. Social Problem-Solving Deficits in Offenders (Daniel H. Antonowicz and Robert R. Ross).
6. Problem-Solving Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Application to Sex Offenders (Christine Maguth Nezu, Thomas J. D’Zurilla, and Arthur M. Nezu).
PART II: EVALUATION.
7. Social Problem-Solving Programs for Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Children and Youth (Friedrich Lösel and Andreas Beelmann)
8. The Development of Social Problem-Solving Interventions in Young Offender Mental Health Services: A Focus upon Self-Harm and Suicide Risk (Fiona H. Biggam and Kevin G. Power).
9. The Reasoning and Rehabilitation Program: Outcome Evaluations with Offenders (Daniel H. Antonowicz).
10. The Think First Programme (James McGuire).
11. Stop & Think! Social Problem-Solving Therapy with Personality-Disordered Offenders (Mary McMurran, Vincent Egan, and Conor Duggan).
PART III: EVOLUTION AND EXPLORATION.
12. Social Cognition and Sex Offenders (Theresa A. Gannon, Devon L.L. Polaschek, and Tony Ward).
13. Social Cognition in Psychopaths: Implications for Offender Assessment and Treatment (Ralph C. Serin and Shelley L. Brown).
14. Moral Reasoning (Robin Harvey).
15. Social Problem-Solving and Offending: Reflections and Directions (Mary McMurran).
James McGuire is Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK, Director of Studies for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, and an honorary consultant clinical psychologist in Mersey Care NHS Trust. A chartered clinical and forensic psychologist, he carries out psycholegal work involving assessment of offenders and has prepared reports on young offenders charged with offences of violence, for hearings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal on adults detained in secure hospitals, and for the Criminal Cases Review Commission. He has conducted research in prisons, probation services, and other settings on aspects of the effectiveness of treatment with offenders and allied topics. He has engaged in a range of consultative work with criminal justice agencies in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. He was co-organizer of the What Works series of conferences, and has written or edited 12 books and numerous other publications on this and related areas.