Violence, Crime and Mentally Disordered Offenders: Concepts and Methods for Effective Treatment and Prevention
Mentally disordered offenders include offenders who suffer from schizophrenia, major affective disorders, personality disorders (including psychopathy), brain damage, and mental retardation. The topic is of increasing importance because of the growth of community psychiatry, and the growing community programmes for offenders, and also because of the growing pressures on those institutions which deal with offenders and care for the mentally disordered or disabled. Professionals in these fields will welcome this book which:
* Provides a review of approaches to treatment, accessible to a wide mental health and forensic readership
* Relates treatment approaches to specific mental problems, and reviews evidence of effectiveness
* features a truly international group of authors bringing together a wide variety of approaches, scientific research, and practical experience of important programmes for treatment and prevention
"Few recent texts provide both the depth and breadth necessary to understand the vexing behaviour of mentally disordered offenders. Drs Hodgins and Muller-Isberner, a remarkable pairing of research and clinical expertise, have put together a highly readable and superb resource for anyone interested in this interface of serious mental illness and criminal behavior. The authors of the constituent chapters are leading authorities in their respective areas and have provided thoughtful commentary on the most recent international literature. This is a first-rate treatment of a rapidly growing and fascinating field." Marvin Swartz, Duke University, USA
Offenders with Brain Damage (N. Nedopil).
Personality Disordered Offenders: Conceptualization, Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorder (H. Burke & S. Hart).
Psychopathic Offenders (S. Wong).
Offenders with Schizophrenia (J. Bloom & W. Wilson).
Offenders with Major Affective Disorders (D. Eaves, et al.).
Pharmacological Treatments for Psychotic Offenders (L. Citrome & J. Volavka).
Pharmacological Treatments for Personality Disordered Offenders (J. Tiihonen).
Community-Based Treatment Programmes (K. Heilbrun & L. Peters).
Conclusion (S. Hodgins).
(British Journal of Psychiatry, October 2001)
"..the content of the book is just as impressive as its size..start by reading this book." (Criminal Justice, Vol.1. No.2)
"…a comprehensive overview of both evidence and practice…" (Legal & Criminological Psychology, September 2002)