Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

by Kirk Heilbrun

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Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults by Kirk Heilbrun

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199708666
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/03/2009
Series: Best Practices for Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 762 KB

About the Author

Kirk Heilbrun is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Drexel University

Table of Contents

FOUNDATION Chapter 1 The Legal Context Chapter 2 Forensic Mental Health Concepts Chapter 3 Empirical Foundations and Limits APPLICATION Chapter 4 Preparation for the Evaluation Chapter 5 Data Collection Chapter 6 Interpretation Chapter 7 Report Writing and Testimony References Tests and Specialized Tools Cases and Statutes Key Terms Index About the Author

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