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Clinical Approaches to the Mentally Disordered Offender

Kevin Howells (Editor), Clive R. Hollin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-93908-5
274 pages
September 1993
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For psychologists and psychiatrists working with offenders, this book examines the problems of criminal behavior as linked with mental disorder, including psychopathy, mental illness and mental handicap. Clinical assessment and clinical intervention for these three main groups will be explored, looking at details of practice, the programs themselves and their success rates. The volume further deals with conceptual issues and legal classification.
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Table of Contents

The Mentally Disordered Offender: A Clinical Approach (C. Hollin K. Howells).
LAW AND SERVICE PROVISION.
The Social and Legal Framework (E. Baker).
Service Provision and Facilities for the Mentally Disordered Offender (H. Prins).
CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.
Mental Illness, Neurological and Organic Disorder, and Criminal Behavior (C. Sellars, et al.).
Clinical Programs for Mentally Ill Offenders (C. Webster, et al.).
Crime and Mental Retardation: A Review (K. Day).
The Treatment of People with Learning Disabilities Who Offend (C. Cullen).
Psychopathy and Crime: A Review (R. Hare, et al.).
Clinical Programs with Psychopaths (R. Blackburn).
OVERVIEW AND PROGNOSIS.
A Clinical Approach to the Mentally Disordered Offender: An Overview and Some Major Issues (S. Shah).
A Clinical Approach to the Mentally Disordered Offender: Prognosis (C. Hollin K. Howells).
Indexes.
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