An introduction to clinical criminology
Author: Herschel Prins
Offenders, Deviants or Patients? provides a practical approach to understanding both the social context and treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Taking into account the current public concern, often heightened by media sensationalism; it addresses issues such as sex and ‘historic sex offending, ‘hate’ crime, homicide and other acts of serious bodily harm. This fifth edition is fully updated and incorporates the latest research and reflects recent changes in law, policy and practice, including: DSM-V criteria groundbreaking work on neuro-physiological aspects of psychopathy the Coroners and Justice Act Using new case examples, Herschel Prins draws on his own expertise and experience to examine the relationship between mental disorders and crime and looks at the ways in which it should be dealt with by the mental health care and criminal justice systems. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? is unique in its multidisciplinary approach and will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders or those who study crime and criminal behaviour.
An Introduction to Clinical Criminology
Author: Herschel A. Prins
Category: Crime prevention
Explorations in Clinical Criminology
Author: Herschel Prins
Offenders, Deviants or Patients? provides a practical approach to understanding both the social context and treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Taking into account the current public concern, often heightened by media sensationalism, it addresses issues such as sex offending, homicide and other acts of serious bodily harm. This fourth edition comes after extensive new research by academics and professionals in the field and reflects recent changes in law, policy and practice, including: new sex offending legislation proposals to amend homicide legislation a new mental health act. Using new case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between mental disorders and crime and looks at the ways in which it should be dealt with by the mental health care and criminal justice systems. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? is unique in its multidisciplinary approach and will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders or those who study crime and criminal behaviour.
Author: Herschel Prins
This third edition of Offenders, Deviants or Patients? is aimed specifically at understanding the social context of the serious criminal offender who is deemed to be mentally abnormal. Using up-to-date case examples, Herschel Prins examines the relationship between abnormality and criminal behaviour, the extent to which this relationship is used or misused in the criminal courts, and the various facilities that are currently available for the management/incarceration of offenders/patients. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? will be invaluable to all those who come into contact with serious offenders, as well as those studying crime or criminal behaviour.
Author: Mary McMurran,Najat Khalifa,Simon Gibbon
This book provides a concise introduction to the increasingly important field of forensic mental health. It aims to set out both the key concepts in forensic mental health as well as the way the discipline operates in the broader context of criminal justice and mental health care systems. It will provide an ideal introduction to the subject for students taking courses in universities and elsewhere, for mental health practitioners in the early stages of their careers, and for professionals from other agencies needing an informed and up-to-date account of forensic mental health.
Managing People Nobody Owns
Author: Robert Harris,David Webb
Managing the Mentally Disordered Offender presses the case for better health care of mentally disturbed law breakers, and the need to divert them from unnecessary imprisonment. Mentally disordered offenders present particular problems in our society, which wants both to sympathise and to punish. How do we get the balance right between sympathy towards their illness and genuine worries about their offending behaviour? What do we do for - and about - people wo have been released from prison yet we suspect continue to pose risks to the safety of others? With specialist contributors from criminology, criminal justice, social work, probation practice and the law, Managing the Mentally Disordered Offender stresses the importance of professional cooperation in community-based services, whilst acknowledgin the psychologically demanding nature of working with mentally disordered people, and ther very real challenges of attempting to contain their wrongdoing without recourse to the repressiveness of imprisonment.
Author: Kevin Howells,Clive R. Hollin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
The aim of this text is to serve two functions, firstly to inform clinicians of developments in the clinical approach to criminal behaviour in its many forms, and secondly to convince others that the clinical approach has a role to play in changing criminal behaviour.
Author: Kevin Howells,Clive R. Hollin
For psychologists and psychiatrists working with offenders, this book examines the problems of criminal behavior as linked with mental disorder, including psychopathy, mental illness and mental handicap. Clinical assessment and clinical intervention for these three main groups will be explored, looking at details of practice, the programs themselves and their success rates. The volume further deals with conceptual issues and legal classification.
A Comprehensive Competency-Based Workbook for Sexual Offenders in Treatment
Author: John W. Morin,Jill S. Levenson
Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
Author: Mary Bosworth,Carolyn Hoyle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Criminology is a booming discipline, yet one which can appear divided and fractious. In this rich and diverse collection of essays, some of the world's leading criminologists respond to a series of questions designed to investigate the state, impact, and future challenges of the discipline: What is criminology for? What is the impact of criminology? How should criminology be done? What are the key issues and debates in criminology today? What challenges does the discipline of criminology face? How has criminology as a discipline changed over the last few decades? The resulting essays identify a series of intellectual, methodological, and ideological borders. Borders, in criminology as elsewhere, are policed, yet they are also frequently transgressed; criminologists can and do move across them to plunder, admire, or learn from other regions. While some boundaries may be more difficult or dangerous to cross than others it is rare to find an entirely secluded locale or community. In traversing ideological, political, geographical, and disciplinary borders, criminologists bring training, tools, and concepts, as well as key texts to share with foreigners. From such exchanges, over time, borders may break down, shift, or spring up, enriching those who take the journey and those who are visited. It is, in other words, in criminology's capacity for and commitment to reflexivity, on which the strength of the field depends.
perspectives on crime and criminality
Author: Margaret Jackson,Curt Taylor Griffiths,Alison Hatch
Category: Social Science
Author: Prof Herschel Prins,Herschel Prins
In recent years, fire-raising has become an increasing problem in Britain and elsewhere, and now involves many professionals in the investigation and management of those who set fires. The motives of fire-raisers are complex and their behaviour is hard to change. Herschel Prins sets the problem in an historical and anthropological context, examines the size of the problem, its investigation and motivation, in a way which will enable more effective management.
An Integrative Introduction
Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Social Science
Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 5e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages students to think critically about the causes of crime. Completely up to date, this new edition addresses the question of how security & freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism. Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 5e introduces students to the exciting field of criminology in the 21st century.
Author: Stanley E. Greben,Vivian M. Rakoff,George Voineskos
Author: Barry Maletzky,Kevin B. McGovern
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Treating the Sexual Offender offers the most widely used and thoroughly researched methods for treating individuals who have committed sexual crimes or have manifested deviant sexual behaviors. Mirroring clinical experience, this practical volume focuses on the pedophile, exhibitionist, and rapist. However, the more unusual maladaptive sexual approach disorders and their management are examined as well, including voyeurism, fetishism, public masturbation, frotteurism, bestiality, and hypersexuality. Clear, detailed descriptions of treatment techniques are provided, along with extensive case examples. The text can be regarded as a compendium of behavioral approaches in an overall treatment plan for the offender. Techniques are covered in sufficient detail so that the practitioner reading the account will be able to employ any specific technique in his or her own practice. Also presented are treatment and follow-up data generated by a large sexual abuse outpatient clinic in the treatment of more than 5,000 sexual offenders. Written in a topical and accessible fashion, Treating the Sexual Offender allows readers to directly apply the methods as described, or discover within them ideas to serve as a springboard in designing treatment program variations. As such, it is an excellent resource for psychologists, mental-health professionals, psychiatrists, social workers, and others working with sexual offenders. "Maletzky's book comprises a comprehensive and exceptionally detailed account of behavioral approaches and treatments of sexual offenders that both researcher and clinician will benefit from reading." --Archives of Sexual Behavior "Those who work with sex offenders will find it useful to compare their methods and results with those presented in the book. Anyone who is considering setting up a new service will find this and the appendices which include lists and descriptions of equipment invaluable. . ." --International Review of Psychiatry "I can recommend this book as essential reading for those working directly with adolescent and adult sexual offenders because of its exposition of both controversial and acceptable behavioural techniques. It will also be a useful reference text in units undertaking specialist work with sexual offenders." --Child Abuse Review "This book can be thoroughly recommended because it does give a good overview of the treatments that are available, and it does provide a practical, almost cookbook approach to the treatment of a group of patients who are so often neglected, and labelled simply as 'untreatable.' It would be well worth the low cost of purchase to have this book sitting firmly on the [therapist's] shelf to remind him or her that sexual offenders are indeed patients who require careful treatment and that there are techniques available even though success rates are limited and frustrations in the clinic are frequent." --British Journal of Psychiatry "I am thoroughly familiar with Maletzky's work and can attest to its high quality. He is an excellent clinician, who really knows this area very well." --Michel Hersen, University of Pittsburgh "The book is well organized, and exceptionally clearly written. . . . Likely to appeal to professionals who treat sexual deviants. Maletzky has something to say to these professionals and he says it very clearly." --Vernon L. Quinsey, Queen's University "This manual is as complete as any published thus far on applications of behavioral conditioning to reduce deviant sexual arousal and reconditioning procedures to increase appropriate arousal in the sex-offender client. . . . Maletzky describes more than 20 separate modalities in enough detail that an experienced clinician can use this as a 'how to' book in many cases. . . . Case studies examples are liberally used to illustrate the finer points of case management and technique selection for the many problems that sex offender clients present to the clinician." --Violence Update Newsletter "The book does provide insight into understanding the personality dynamics of the abuser for the non-clinician population. . . . As abusive sexual behavior has become a recognized national tragedy during the last several years, this text offers some insight on how to suppress this behavior." --Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling "Details of assessment and treatment are given. . . . Useful case illustrations are given throughout the book, helping the reader to understand precisely what is done in using a particular technique. . . . The book also has many useful appendices, including history and data forms. . . . Therapists having to deal with sexual offenders and other paraphiliacs will find much in this very readable book--much that will be of practical use. . . . Books such as this, which provide ideas and details on how to implement therapy, will be particularly welcome by practitioners in this field." --Behavior Research & Therapy
Author: Jill Peay
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.
Category: Medical jurisprudence
A Personality-focused Approach
Author: Craig N. Ackley,Shannon M. Mack,Kristen Beyer,Philip Erdberg
Publisher: CRC Press
Investigative and Forensic Interviewing: A Personality-Focused Approach looks at the personality styles most commonly encountered in the criminal justice system and demonstrates how to use this insight to plan and conduct a productive interview. The book includes chapters on narcissistic, antisocial, psychopathic, borderline, inadequate/immature, paranoid, and schizotypal personalities. Written by forensic psychologists and former FBI investigators, each chapter begins with a vignette that displays the personality of an interviewee investigators might encounter in a forensic setting and then covers: Descriptions of how each personality style views him or herself and the world, and how these views lead to problematic behavior Ways to indirectly assess a subject through interviews with associated others, and through review of records Behaviors investigators are likely to encounter during the interview, and responses those behaviors may provoke Clues garnered from nonverbal behavior, including eye contact, facial expressions, and posture What type of questions to ask, and how to ask them Finally, each chapter applies all of this information to an actual interview based on the opening vignette. This book is not for diagnosing personality disorders, but rather exists to help forensic interviewers understand the core traits that influence people’s responsiveness. This personality-focused approach is helpful for professionals in a variety of areas including police, attorneys, parole officers, mental health workers, and others who interview witnesses, suspects, and offenders throughout the criminal justice system.
An Introduction to the Theory of Legal System
Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
6. On Independent Norms
An Introduction to Methods
Author: Peter Hansen,Morten Kringelbach,Riitta Salmelin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is an exciting brain imaging technology that allows real-time tracking of neural activity, making it an invaluable tool for advancing our understanding of brain function. In this comprehensive introduction to MEG, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Riitta Salmelin have brought together the leading researchers to provide the basic tools for planning and executing MEG experiments, as well as analyzing and interpreting the resulting data. Chapters on the basics describe the fundamentals of MEG and its instrumentation, and provide guidelines for designing experiments and performing successful measurements. Chapters on data analysis present it in detail, from general concepts and assumptions to analysis of evoked responses and oscillatory background activity. Chapters on solutions propose potential solutions to the inverse problem using techniques such as minimum norm estimates, spatial filters and beamformers. Chapters on combinations elucidate how MEG can be used to complement other neuroimaging techniques. Chapters on applications provide practical examples of how to use MEG to study sensory processing and cognitive tasks, and how MEG can be used in a clinical setting. These chapters form a complete basic reference source for those interested in exploring or already using MEG that will hopefully inspire them to try to develop new, exciting approaches to designing and analyzing their own studies. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers from diverse fields, including neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, medical imaging, computer modelling, as well as for clinical practitioners.