The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practitioners

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Taylor & Francis, May 3, 2002 - Psychology - 240 pages
The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practioners discusses some of the ways in which psychological research and methods can be applied by a wide variety of professional groups working with offenders. The book concentrates on the assessment of risk in forensic settings and the interventions designed to reduce risk in violent and sexual offenders.
In three sections it looks at:what we know about offenders; the assessment of risk; and the applicationn of psychological assessment and intervention approaches.
By illustrating theoretical practice with case examples and also practical guidance The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practitioners develops a very practical focus throughout the text. Each chapter of the book is also designed so that it can be read in isolation and still provide useful guidance. It can be used as an aid to day to day professional practice for those working in forensic settings including probation officers, social workers, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists.

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About the author (2002)

Graham Towl is Head of Forensic Psychology for the East Anglia area of the Prison Service. He is visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and is on the board of examiners for the MSc in Applied Criminological Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has previously worked in psychiatric hospitals.
David Crighton is Forensic Psychologist at the Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry and is a member of the board of examiners for the University of London MSc in Applied Criminological Psychology. He has previously worked in psychiatric hospitals.

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