BN.com Gift Guide

Assessing Risk in Sex Offenders: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $132.20
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 33%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $132.20   
  • New (4) from $132.20   
  • Used (1) from $157.43   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$132.20
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4532)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$157.43
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17849)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$157.80
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23567)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$160.22
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10638)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Assessing Risk in Sex Offenders: A Practitioner's Guide is a handy resource for forensic practitioners responsible for assessing an managing sexual offenders at risk of recidivism. It covers the risk factors associated with sexual recidivism, evaluates risk assessment approaches and offers guidance on how to conduct forensic evaluations.

Written by an expert author team, Assessing risk in Sex Offenders: A Practitioner's Guide examines:

  • The characteristics of sexual offenders
  • Methodological considerations in measuring predictive accuracy
  • Static and dynamic factors
  • Structured risk assessments
  • Treatment of sexual offenders
  • Policy and practices
Assessing Risk in Sex Offenders: A Practitioner's Guide is an essential resource for clinical and forensic psychologists, forensic psychiatrists, undergraduate and postgraduate students in forensic and clinical psychology, and prison and probation officers.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Encourages readers to really think about how this area of research and practice is developing, and on what we need to focus our attention. It achieves this very well indeed, and I warmly commend it as a highly valuable source."(The Howard Journal, December 2009)

"This book is good for learning how to assess risk with sex offenders, a population with a high recidivism rate. It is well written and covers the topic thoroughly. ... This book should be in the libraries of forensic psychologists involved in sex offender work." (Doody's, April 2009)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book focuses on the assessment of sex offenders and determining their risk of recidivism, looking at both static and dynamic risk factors and helping clinicians organize a risk assessment evaluation which also includes theoretical issues of etiology.
Purpose: It is intended as a resource for forensic practitioners responsible for assessing and managing sexual offenders at risk of recidivism. It covers the risk factors associated with sexual recidivism, evaluates risk assessment approaches, and offers guidance on how to conduct forensic evaluations.
Audience: The audience includes clinical and forensic psychologists, forensic psychiatrists, undergraduate and postgraduate students in forensic and clinical psychology, and prison and probation officers. Dr. Craig is a forensic psychologist who provides clinical services to NHS Adult Mental Health Trusts and is a consultant to Prison and Probation Services. Dr. Browne is both a biologist and psychologist working at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Beech is a professor of criminology at the University of Birmingham.
Features: This book begins with a background including characteristics of sexual offenders, as well as a discussion of their acts within a behavioral framework. Next, the authors discuss static and dynamic risk factors. They spend considerable time talking about a risk assessment evaluation. The book ends with public policy and practice issues, including how to improve risk assessment estimates through nomothetic and idiographic data. The authors do a good job integrating theory, research, and practice. The premise of this book can be summarized in two sentences from the preface: "Resources and services that are required to monitor, manage, and supervise the activities of convicted sex offenders in the community can then be targeted to those most dangerous who are highly likely to commit a violent and/or sexual offence, if left to their own devices. Thus, the maximal utilisation of resources by risk management ensures the safety of children and vulnerable adults." There are instructive figures and tables, as well as 30 pages of references. In chapter 5, "Actuarial and Clinically Guided Measures," the authors discuss seven actuarial risk assessment measures and four clinical judgment scales. This is critical information for practitioners who must choose which instruments to use within a limited time frame. The material on treatment and sexual recidivism is interesting, especially regarding what works. However, there are only 16 pages devoted to treatment, which is the shortcoming of this book.
Assessment: This book is good for learning how to assess risk with sex offenders, a population with a high recividism rate. It is well written and covers the topic thoroughly. The authors use both a nomothetic and idiographic approach to organize an extensive risk assessment evaluation. In addition, their strengths-based approach is an interesting concept in helping develop effective treatment plans. All in all, this book should be in the libraries of forensic psychologists involved in sex offender work.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470018972
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/23/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Leam A. Craig is Director of Forensic Programmes at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, and an Honorary Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham. His work includes direct services to forensic NHS Adult Mental Health Trusts and consultancy to Prison and Probation Services.

Anthony R. Beech is Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham. He is the principle researcher on the Sex Offender Treatment Evaluation Project team that has examined the effectiveness of treatment for sex offenders provided in UK prisons and probation services. His book, Theories of Sexual Offending, is currently in production at Wiley.

Kevin D. Browne is Director of the School of Psychology and Professor of Forensic and Family Psychology at the University of Birmingham. He was a founding editor of Child Abuse Review and has published two books with Wiley previously.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface: The Extent of Sexual Violence and the Risk Approach.

Acknowledgements.

PART I. BACKGROUND, DEVELOPMENTAL FRAMEWORKS AND PREDICTIVE ACCURACY.

1. Characteristics of Sexual Offenders.

2. Developmental Frameworks and Functional Analysis.

3. Methodological Considerations in Measuring Predictive Accuracy.

PART II. STATIC RISK FACTORS.

4. Static Factors Associated with Sexual Recidivism.

5. Actuarial and Clinically Guided Measures.

PART III. DYNAMIC RISK FACTORS.

6. Dynamic Factors Associated with Sexual Recidivism.

7. Treatment and Sexual Recidivism.

PART IV. STRUCTURING RISK ASSESSMENT.

8. Aetiology and Risk.

PART V. POLICY AND PRACTICE.

9. Implementing Risk Management Policy.

10. Improving Risk Assessment Estimates.

11. Strengths Based Approaches to Risk Assessment.

References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)