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Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes: A Guide for Forensic Practitioners

Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes: A Guide for Forensic Practitioners

James McGuire (Editor), Tom Mason (Editor), Aisling O'Kane (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-99868-6

Oct 2000

336 pages

In Stock

$240.95

Description

Areas of professional practice, such as law, psychiatry, and the behavioural and social sciences, overlap at numerous points in terms of underlying concepts and basic research. They also intersect at an everyday level in their work with individuals whose multiple problems simultaneously require attention from legal, mental health, and social services professionals. Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes explicitly sets out to close the gaps between the professions. It addresses the questions that arise at the meeting-points and cross-roads of different backgrounds and spheres of activity, thereby helping people working in these different fields to grasp the nature and implications of each other's perspectives and adopt a better-informed approach to inter-disciplinary work.
About the Editors.

About the Contributors.

Foreword by Dilys Jones.

Preface.

PART I: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES AND LEGAL PROCESSES.

Behavioural Sciences Applied to Forensic and Legal Contexts (J. McGuire, et al.).

The Legal Context: Obstacle or Opportunity? (D. Carson).

Psychology and Police Investigation (P. Ainsworth).

Factors Influencing Witness Evidence (A. Memon & D. Wright).

Psycho-legal Studies as an Interface Discipline (N. Eastman).

Decision-Making in Legal Settings (J. McEwan).

PART II: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.

Explanations of Offence Behaviour (J. McGuire).

Psychosis and Offending (A. O'Kane & R. Bentall).

Risk Assessment and Prediction (R. Blackburn).

Systems of Services (D. Heywood).

Care and Management in the Community (T. Mason).

Treatment of Sexual Deviation and Aggression (J. Hird).

Treatment Approaches with Mentally Disordered Offenders (A. Grounds).

Effective Interventions, Service and Policy Implications (J. McGuire, et al.).

Index.
"..there is a lot to recommend in this book.." (Legal & Criminological Psychotherapy, February 2002)