Assessing Dangerousness

Author: Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116833
Format: PDF
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This updated edition of the classic book on risk assessment presents the latest research regarding the prediction of interpersonal violence. In clear and accessible language, the authors address the specific variables involved in the prediction of child abuse and homicide, as well as intimate partner violence and homicide. This edition also presents an important revision of Campbell's ground-breaking intimate partner homicide lethality risk instrument, the Danger Assessment. All of the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume have faced the difficult task of assessing the risk of family violence in a wide variety of settings--courts, clinics, shelters, emergency rooms, protective service offices, schools, batterer intervention programs, violence prevention programs, and more. Their combined experience in research and practice makes this an indispensable resource for all clinicians required to make predictions about violent behavior. Key features of this new edition include: Coverage of a wide breadth of clinical and court situations requiring threat assessments A review of the latest assessment instruments New findings on predicting fatal child abuse Legal and ethical issues in risk assessment

Assessing dangerousness

Author: Jacquelyn Campbell
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Using a firm research and theoretical approach, this volume brings together experts in the fields of health, mental health, and criminal justice to predict future violence. In language accessible to clinicians, Assessing Dangerousness discusses the prediction of homicide in spouse abuse, of child abuse using the Child Abuse Potential Inventory, of further violence by sexual offenders, and of further assault by batterers. The contributors, wellknown in their areas of expertise, discuss accurate measurement using tested instruments as well as the role of clinical observations. The introductory chapter presents the theoretical and clinical issues involved in predicting violence in general, and the final chapter summarizes the major points and presents the health and judicial implications of the findings. "Learning how to predict violence is an important skill. This book is the equivalent of a university course on the subject." --Ron MacIssac, review in What's Happening, Victoria, B.C. "This text addresses one of the most difficult issues in the assessment and treatment of violent individuals--assessing their degree of dangerousness and risk of recidivism. Assessing Dangerousness takes the reader through an educated discussion of the different models for assessing dangerousness that have appeared since the 1950s and 1960s up until the present and, most significantly, presents up-to-date approaches to tackling such assessment areas as physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and wife assault. Drawing on the research and clinical expertise of prominent individuals, the text accomplishes its task of describing the importance and the limitations to assessing risk of dangerousness. The volume should appeal to professionals in law, criminal justice, psychology, social work, psychiatry, and many related disciplines." --David A. Wolfe, University of Western Ontario "Highly recommended." --Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin Book Club

Social Work and Family Violence Second Edition

Author: Joan McClennen, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133495
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition of this comprehensive text for MSW and BSW students studying family violence is fully reorganized for improved flow of information, is substantially revised, and is updated to reflect current scholarship and practice. Focusing on child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence (IPV), and older adult abuse, the book covers assessment procedures and evidence-based treatments used by social workers with victims and perpetrators of all age groups and of both genders. It provides expanded information on agencies advocating on behalf of children including child advocacy centers, guardians ad litem, and court-appointed special advocates as well as child welfare laws and policies. The textbook provides updated information related to IPV and vulnerable/at-risk populations including sex trafficking victims, veterans, and male victims. The second edition also features more in-depth theoretical information integrated with case studies, and new information regarding technological issues and criminal justice reform. The authors address assessments and interventions for adult victims of family violence, adult survivors of child abuse, child witnesses of domestic violence, adolescent victims of dating violence, older adult victims of abuse, and both male and female perpetrators of abuse. The text encompasses several features that make it particularly useful in the classroom, including real-life case studies in every chapter, key terms, and discussion questions. An updated and robust instructor package includes a fully revised Test Bank and more detailed PowerPoints. New to the Second Edition: Aligns with 2015 CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Adds updated news articles to help stimulate discussion on chapter content Updated instructor package including fully revised Test Bank Updated and expanded PowerPoint presentations Expanded information in the child maltreatment section on child advocacy centers, guardians ad litem, and court-appointed special advocates A new child maltreatment case example and SMART plan Updated child welfare laws and policies Expanded coverage of safety planning and protection orders for IPV victims New coverage of IPV and sex trafficking Expanded coverage of IPV with male victims and their female perpetrators Coverage of multiple vulnerable and at-risk populations Use of pet therapy and service dogs for IPV in military Updated material on causation of older adult abuse Inclusion of instrument to screen for maltreatment Expanded chapter on assessment and intervention of older adult abuse Example of a possible risk assessment for older adults

Sex Offender Laws Second Edition

Author: Dr. Richard Wright
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826196721
Format: PDF
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Praise for the First Edition: "Sex Offender Laws . . . is a good source for [a] balanced, objective, and thorough critique of our current sex offender policies as well as a source for accurate information about a very heterogeneous population. . . . The message that sexual abuse is often a multifaceted and complex issue and that policy based on quick fixes or knee jerk reactions does not often work will be informative and enlightening to many readers." óSex Roles "[T]his fine book by Richard Wright and his distinguished collaborators provides the evidence that wise policy makers would want to consider. It covers every major field of research concerning sex offenders and sexual offenses and provides evidence of bad practices and policies. Intellectually honest politicians should read this book." óMichael Tonry, LLB, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Minnesota Law School (from the Foreword) The most comprehensive book available about sex offender policies and their efficacy, Sex Offender Laws has been widely embraced as a text for courses in criminal justice, social work, and psychology. Now updated to keep pace with rapidly changing laws and policies, this second edition features an increased emphasis on policy and program alternatives. It incorporates new content on high-profile issues affecting adolescent sex offenders, critical analyses of the results of recent studies on sex offender policies, effective approaches in preventing recidivism, and cutting-edge research in the fields of criminal justice, law, forensic psychology, and social work. The second edition continues to document and assess the full gamut of laws designed to respond to and prevent sexual violence. The majority of sex offender policiesóoften developed as "quick fixes" in response to high-profile casesóare not based on empirical evidence, nor have they demonstrated any significant reduction in offender recidivism. This new edition showcases alternative models that offer innovative and victim-centered approaches to combating sexual violence. Expert authors explore critical, controversial topics such as sexting, Internet sexual solicitation, the death penalty, mandatory sentencing, statutory rape, age of consent laws, and community responses. The book examines the political "untouchability" of sex offender laws and their adverse effects; despite their popularity, sex offender laws have largely failed to keep people safe and actually promote an inaccurate sense of vulnerability. The text also analyzes the role of the media and presents a new chapter on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs. Expert contributors include Karen Terry, author of Sexual Offenses and Offenders, and others who bring a wealth of insight to the field of sex offense. New to the Second Edition: Emphasizes policy and program alternatives to currently ineffective policies Provides new content on the criminalization of adolescent sexuality Analyzes the role of the media in sex offense and sex offense policies Critically discusses state implementation of the 2006 Adam Walsh Act Introduces new policy alternatives including environmental criminology and its use toward sexual violence prevention and the increasing use of civil litigation in sexual assault cases Examines the political "untouchability" of sex offender laws and their adverse affects and unintended consequences

Techniques and issues in abuse focused therapy with children adolescents

Author: Sandra Wieland
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761904816
Format: PDF
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How can therapists deal effectively with children or adolescents who have been sexually abused but refuse to discuss their experiences? Working with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused presents innumerable challenges for the therapist. Not least among them is the reluctance of some children or adolescents to discuss the abuse. In Techniques and Issues in Abuse-Focused Therapy, author Sandra Wieland describes The Internalization Model, which provides a framework to assist the therapist in understanding the effects of sexual abuse on the child or adolescentÆs internal sense of self and world even when a child or adolescent will not talk about their sexual abuse. Methods of addressing and shifting these abuse-related internalizations within the therapy are described along with techniques such as imaging, genograms, and time-lines. Sexuality, a topic that has been overlooked in the extant research literature on sexually abused children and adolescents, is also explored. This book provides practitioners with ideas for responding to a child or adolescent who becomes sexual within a session and for helping the victim reconnect to his or her own healthy sexuality. Dissociation, ranging from occasional ôoff-in-a-dazeö to dissociated identities, is explored along with extensive therapeutic intervention options. Resistance by the child, by the parent, and by the therapist is also identified and discussed. The techniques and issues in this book are described clearly and succinctly. Case examples are used throughout the book to help therapists incorporate concepts in their own practice. In a final chapter, adolescents discuss their own experiences with therapy. Although Techniques and Issues in Abuse-Focused Therapy centers on children and adolescents, it remains relevant for therapists working with adults who experienced abuse children. This book provides new ideas for advanced practitioners as well as beginning therapists.

A Child Interviewer s Guide

Author: Wendy Bourg
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761917625
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique synopsis of the art and science of forensic interviewing of children covers: the interviewing process; deciding which children could benefit; gathering background information; preparing the room; using appropriate questions and tools; closing and documenting the interview; memory and suggestibility responding to non-disclosure and false allegations; working with special-needs children; managing abuse allegations in the context of custody disputes. Implications for current practice are drawn from the authors` deep understanding of the clinical realities of child interviewing.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Personality Assessment

Author: Mark J. Hilsenroth
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471416128
Format: PDF
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Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 2 presents the most up-to-date coverage on personality assessment from leading experts. * Contains contributions from leading researchers in this area. * Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on personality assessment. * Presents conceptual information about the tests.