California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology / Edition 1

California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology / Edition 1

by Neil G. Ribner, California School of Professional Psychology
     
 

The media is filled with horror stories of inner city street gangs terrorizing neighborhoods, high school kids gunning down teachers and other students, and teen addicts turning to prostitution to support their drug habits. The public outcry has lead to tougher laws that force the criminal justice system to adopt extreme measures such as trying juveniles in adult

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Overview

The media is filled with horror stories of inner city street gangs terrorizing neighborhoods, high school kids gunning down teachers and other students, and teen addicts turning to prostitution to support their drug habits. The public outcry has lead to tougher laws that force the criminal justice system to adopt extreme measures such as trying juveniles in adult court and sending repeat offenders to adult prison. The question is "How do we create a balance between protecting our society and serving the youth of our nation?"
Published in partnership with the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), The Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology is an up-to-date resource for mental health professionals working with juveniles in the criminal justice system and in family and dependency courts. The Handbook contains twenty-nine chapters written by experts representing a wide range of fields including psychology, psychiatry, social work, and the law. This much-needed volume advocates for the proactive prevention, accurate evaluation, and progressive treatment of delinquent juveniles and includes the most current statistics on juveniles who commit crimes and on current trends in juvenile justice, child custody, and juvenile dependency. It also offers an overview of social development in children and adolescents that puts delinquent behavior in the context of normal development. The Handbook of Juvenile Forensic Psychology contains a wealth of practical information including

  • Useful advice on assessing juveniles in the justice system
  • Information on juvenile neuropsychiatric vulnerabilities and psychosis in juvenile offenders
  • Suggestions for conducting assessments for issues such as competency to waive Miranda rights, psychopathy, and sex offenders
  • Guidelines for conducting a violence risk assessment in delinquent youth
  • Information on medication management of teens in juvenile hall
  • Exploration of the role of the school psychologist in preparing incarcerated youth to succeed
  • Ideas for making appropriate referrals for community treatment
  • Practical information on evaluating juveniles in custody disputes
  • New ideas about attachment in juveniles and the role of the psychologist in the dependency process
The Handbook offers clinicians, administrators, educators, and legal professionals in the juvenile justice system the information and tools they need to work more effectively with delinquent young people at risk for violence, self-destruction, and psychological problems, and with youth involved in child custody disputes and the dependency court.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787959487
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: JUVENILES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

1. Statistics and Trends in Juvenile Justice and ForensicPsychology (C. Draven Godwin, M.Ed. & Jeffrey L. Helms,Psy.D.).

2. Juveniles in Gangs (Saul Levine, M.D. & George Montoya,M.F.T.).

3. Police and Juveniles: A Complicated Relationship (Jeffrey L,Helms, Psy.D., Bruce A. Arrigo, Ph.D. & Cynthia A. Hirbour,M.A.).

4. Problematic Confessions in Children & Adolescents (AmandaRuiz, M.D.).

5. Juveniles Tried as Adults (Suzanne M. Dupee, M.D.).

Part II: UNDERSTANDING INCARCERATED JUVENILES.

6. Social Development in Children and Adolescents (Kristine Brady,Ph.D.).

7. Conduct Disorder or Disordered Conduct? (Ansar Haroun,M.D.).

8. The Use and Misuse of PTSD Diagnosis in Juvenile ForensicSettings (Mohan Nair, M.D.).

9. Psychosis in Juvenile Offenders (Suzanne M. Dupee, M.D.).

10. Neuropsychiatric Vulnerabilities in Serious Juvenile Offenders(Mohan Nair, M.D.).

11. Children Who Kill (Nancy Kaser-Boyd, Ph.D.).

12. The Classroom Avenger (James McGee, M.D. & Caren R.DeBernardo, Psy.D.).

Part III: ASSESSING JUVENILES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

13. Multicultural Issues in the Assessment and Treatment ofJuveniles (Deborah Kawahara, Ph.D.).

14. Evaluating Juvenile Competency to Waive Miranda Rights (JeffreyL. Helms, Psy.D. & C. Draven Godwin, M.Ed.).

15. Assessing Psychopathy in Juveniles: Clinical and ForensicApplications (James Loving, Psy.D. & Carl Gacono, Ph.D.).

16. Violence Risk Assessment of Youth (C. Draven Godwin, M.Ed.& Jeffrey L. Helms, Psy.D.).

17. Juvenile Sex Offenders: Assessment and Treatment (Alan R.Flitton, Psy.D. & Robert C. Brager, Psy.D.).

Part IV: TREATING JUVENILES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

18. Treatment in Institutions: Mental Health Needs Of IncarceratedYouth (Jeanne J. Johnson, M.S. & Jeffrey Helms, Psy.D.).

19. The Role of the Psychiatrist with Incarcerated Youth:Psychiatric Medication Management (Ernest Giraldi, M.D. &Martin Greenberg, M.D.).

20. Confining and Curing the Juvenile Offender (Lynette D. Rivers,Ph.D., Lisa Backer, Ph.D. & Bruce J. Klier, Ph.D.).

21. Role of the School Psychologist in Juvenile Forensics (RobertMetcalf, Ph.D.).

22. Preparing Children for Court (Martha J. Finnegan, MSW &Shayna Gothard, Ph.D.).

Part V: JUVENILES IN FAMILY COURT.

23. Reciprocal Connectedness and the Limitations of AttachmentTheory in the Family and Juvenile Dependency Courts (David E.Arredondo, M.D. & Leonard P. Edwards, Judge).

24. Roles Psychologists Play in Child Custody Disputes (Russell S.Gold, Ph.D.).

25. Evaluating Juveniles in Custody Disputes (Christine Lawson,Ph.D., Corinne Hickson, Ph.D. & Laura Dorin, Ph.D.).

Part V: JUVENILES IN DEPENDENCY COURT.

26. The Juvenile Dependency Process: The Importance OfUnderstanding Legal Issues and Mandates (Michelle Neumann-Ribner,J.D., L.C.S.W. & Gary C. Seiser, J.D.).

27. Juvenile Court and Dependency: Guidelines and Roles forPsychologists (Alan Lincoln, Ph.D. & Kathy Lincoln,Esq.).

28. The Psychologist as Consultant in the Child Welfare System(Gloria Isaacs-Giraldi, Ph.D.).

29. Keeping High-Risk Youth From Becoming Incarcerated Adults (JillAtkinson, Ph.D. & Tamara Young, M.A.).

The Editor.

The Contributors.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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