Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management / Edition 1

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Forensic Assessment of Violence Risk: A Guide for Risk Assessment and Risk Management provides both a summary of research to date and an integrated model for mental health professionals conducting risk assessments, one of the most high-stakes evaluations forensic mental health professionals perform.

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"Conroy and Murie have written a unique book. Readers will appreciate the useful appendixes, which include risk-assessment instruments and sample reports. This is a wonderful resource for those interested in assessing dangerousness in others. Highly recommended." (Choice, 4/08)

"This is a very nice book, primarily aimed at psychology trainees and other professionals who are preparing for forensic careers. One of the things I like about this book is its primary focus on understanding, managing and communicating about violence risk rather than prediction of individual behavior. This is one of those "must have" books for forensic mental health professionals." (Journal of Psychiatric Practice, January 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470049334
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 349,272
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, directs the PsychologicalServices Center at Sam Houston State University. She is thePresident of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. During atwenty-year career with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, she conductedover 1,200 risk assessments, including risk management planning.She conducts numerous national and training workshops on forensicassessment for lawyers, judges, correctional personnel, and mentalhealth professionals.

Daniel C. Murrie, PhD, is an Associate Professor ofPsychology at Sam Houston State University. He has authorednumerous studies related to forensic psychological assessment andmaintains a private practice of forensic psychological evaluation,specializing in risk assessment.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Historical Overview of Risk Assessment 1

2 Introducing a Broad Model for Risk Assessment 16

3 Risk of What? Defining the Referral Question 34

4 What Do We Know Overall? Consider Normative Data andPopulation Base Rates 45

5 What Do We Know about Individuals Like This One? EmpiricallySupported Risk and Protective Factors 67

6 What Do We Know about This Individual? Idiographic Factors andthe Need for Individualized Assessment 83

7 What Can We Say about the Results of a Risk Assessment? RiskCommunication 99

8 From Risk Assessment to Risk Management 135

9 Risk Assessment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness153

10 Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders 179

11 Risk Assessment with Juvenile Offenders 202

12 Risk Assessment of Death Penalty Defendants 235

Epilogue 255

Appendix A Risk Assessment Instruments 259

Appendix B Sample Risk Assessment Reports 269

References 309

Index 353

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