Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community / Edition 1

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community / Edition 1

by Alec Buchanan
     
 

This book discusses the theory and practice of the treatment in the co mmunity of people who suffer from mental disorders and who break the l aw. It addresses the tension created by the need to serve the diverse goals of improving health and protecting the public. The book is divi ded into three sections. The first describes the social, administrativ e and legal

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This book discusses the theory and practice of the treatment in the co mmunity of people who suffer from mental disorders and who break the l aw. It addresses the tension created by the need to serve the diverse goals of improving health and protecting the public. The book is divi ded into three sections. The first describes the social, administrativ e and legal context in which care is provided. This care is influenced by the degree to which mentally disordered offenders are perceived as dangerous. The second section describes clinical aspects. Offending b y patients affects the models of care offered by community mental heal th teams and correctly assessing the risk of violence on the community has come to be seen as a key task of these services. The third and fi nal section discusses the interactions between different aspects of th e psychiatric services and between the psychiatric services and other related agencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192630582
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Section One: The social, administrative and clinical context inwhich mentally disordered offenders are cared for in the community
1. Society, madness and control, Rose
2. The level of risk posed, Tidmarsh
3. Mental health policy with respect to mentally disordered offenders, Jewesbury
4. Psychiatric disorder and individual violence: imagined death, risk and mental health policy, Busfield
Section Two: Clinical aspects of care of the mentally disordered offender in the community
5. Models of community care provision and the mentally disordered offender, Tighe, Henderson & Thornicroft
6. Assessing the risk of violence posed by mentally disordered offenders being treated in the community, Skeem & Mulvey
7. Drug treatment, compliance and risk, Travis
8. Out-patient psychotherapy with mentally disordered offenders, Norton & Vince
9. Involuntary outpatient commitment in the United States: practice and controversy, Swartz & Swanson
10. Mentally disordered offenders and the community mental health team, Holloway
Section Three: The relationship between psychiatric services for mentally disordered offenders and other agencies
11. Who does what? The relationships between generic and forensic psychiatric services, Buchanan
12. Multiple agencies with diverse goals, McGuire
13. To serve which master? Criminal justice policy, community care and the mentally disordered offender, Fennell & Yeates

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