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What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice

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What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice

J. Stephen Wormith, Leam A. Craig, Todd Hogue

ISBN: 978-1-119-31575-9 December 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages

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A comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management

The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice offers a comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management. With contributions from a panel of noted international experts, the book explores the most recent advances to the theoretical understanding, assessment and management of violent behavior. Designed to be an accessible resource, the highly readable chapters address common issues associated with violent behavior such as alcohol misuse and the less common issues for example offenders with intellectual disabilities.

Written for both those new to the field and professionals with years of experience, the book offers a wide-ranging review of who commit acts of violence, their prevalence in society and the most recent explanations for their behavior. The contributors explore various assessment approaches and highlight specialized risk assessment instruments. The Handbook provides the latest evidence on effective treatment and risk management and includes a number of well-established and effective treatment interventions for violent offenders. This important book:

  • Contains an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the topic
  • Includes contributions from an international panel of experts
  • Offers information on violence risk formulation
  • Reveals the most recent techniques in violence risk assessment
  • Explains what works in violence intervention
  • Reviews specialty clinical assessments

Written for clinicians and other professionals in the field of violence prevention and assessment, The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management is unique in its approach because it offers a comprehensive review of the topic rather than like other books on the market that take a narrower view.

About the Editors

About the Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Part I Introduction

1 An Overview of Violent Behavior from Aggression to Homicide: Theory, Research, and Practice
J. Stephen Wormith, Leam A. Craig, and Todd Hogue

2 What do we Know about Violent Offending Behaviour?
Daryl Kroner and Gunner C. Butler

3 What Works with Violent Offenders: A Response to Nothing Works
James McGuire

Part II What Works in Violence Risk Assessment

4 From Predicting Dangerousness to Assessing and Managing Risk for Violence: A Journey across Four Generations
James R. P. Ogloff and Michael R. Davis

5 Violence Risk Formulation: The Move Towards Co-produced, “Strengths-based” Safety Planning
Lawrence Jones

6 Predicting Violent Reoffending with the VRAG-R: Overview, Controversies, and Future Directions for Actuarial Risk Scales
L. Maaike Helmus and Vernon L. Quinsey

7 Structured Professional Judgement in Violence Risk Assessment
Catherine Garrington and Douglas P. Boer

8 Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment and Management: An RNR Approach to Threat Assessment
N. Zoe Hilton and Liam Ennis

9 Sexual Violence Risk Assessment
Martin Rettenberger and Leam A. Craig

10 Personality-based Violent Risk Assessment
Mark E. Olver

11 Assessing Risk for Violent, General, and Sexual Offending in Adolescents: Recent Advances and Future Directions
Jodi L. Viljoen, Melissa R. Jonnson, and Stephanie M. Shephard

Part III What Works in Specialty Clinical Assessments

12 The Importance of Understanding Anger in the Clinical Assessment of Violence
Andrew Day and Ephrem Fernandez

13 Gang Violence Prevention Efforts: A Public Health Approach
Dawn McDaniel and Caitlin Sayegh

14 Terrorism and Ideological Violence
Wagdy Loza

15 Assessing the Risk and Treatment Needs of People who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence
Louise Dixon and Nicola Graham-Kevan

16 Aggression from a Psychobiological Perspective: Implications for Enhanced Violent Risk Assessment and Interventions
David Nussbaum

17 Assessing Violent Offenders with an Intellectual Disability
Martyn Matthews and Elliot Bell

Part IV What Works in Violence Intervention

18 Risk-reducing Treatment in High-Risk Psychopathic and Violent Offenders
Devon L. L. Polaschek and Stephen C. P. Wong

19 Anger Treatment with Violent Offenders
Raymond W. Novaco

20 Managing Violent Offenders with a Personality Disorder
Caroline Logan

21 Antisocial and Aggressive Behaviour Among Persons with Schizophrenia: Evidence and Propositions for Prevention
Sheilagh Hodgins

22 Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrator Programs
Nicola Graham-Kevan and Elizabeth A. Bates

23 Interventions for Violent Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
John L. Taylor

Part V What Works in Violence Risk Management

24 Sexual Violence Risk Management
Gina Ambroziak and David Thornton

25 Effective Systems and Processes for Managing Violent Offenders in the United Kingdom and the European Union
Hazel Kemshall and Sarah Hilder

26 Beyond Core Correctional Practice: Facilitating Prosocial Change through the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision
Guy Bourgon, Nick Chadwick, and Tanya Rugge

27 What Works in Risk Assessment in Stalking Cases
David V. James and Lorraine P. Sheridan

28 Managing Violent Offenders in the Community: Reentry and Beyond
Ralph C. Serin, Christopher T. Lowenkamp, and Caleb D. Lloyd