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Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

1st Edition

By Susan Bailey, Mairead Dolan

CRC Press

464 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry discusses a broad range of issues based around the psychiatric needs of adolescents and how these relate to offending behaviour. Its well-structured approach looks at assessment, treatment and outcomes for different disorders and highlights the importance of effective interaction between specialist agencies. Services supporting the assessment and treatment of children and young people within forensic mental health services are influenced by professionals in many areas; the author base covers a wide range of disciplines and specialties to cover every aspect of adolescent forensic psychiatry.

Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry will be of special interest to people working with children and young people in secure care, and to those working with all looked-after children. It will be of value to all those involved in the development of the needs of children and adolescents within educational, social, mental health and criminal justice services.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Assessment in Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Services
Assessing Adolescent Mental Health
Needs Assessment in adolescent offenders
The Assessment and Management of Risk
The Social And Historical Context
Moral Understanding And Criminal Responsibility Of Children
Part 2 - Forensic Behaviours: Neurobiology, Genetics and Childhood Antecedents
Neurobiological Factors in Aggressive Children and Adults
Genetics And Juvenile Antisocial Behaviour
Childhood Antecedents of Juvenile Delinquency
Part 3 - Linking Disorders to Forensic Behaviours
Personality dysfunction and disorders in childhood and adolescents
Affective Conduct Disorder
Learning Disability, Autism and Offending Behaviour
Substance Misuse
Part 4 - Offending Behaviours and Victims as Perpetrators
Social Diversity*
Victims As Perpetrators
Sexually Abusive Behaviour by Children and Adolescents
Arson And Property Offending
Part 5 - Treatment Approaches
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies
Psychodynamic Therapies
Creative Arts Therapies
Physical Treatments
Part 6 - Delivery of Services
Strategic Approach To Commissioning And Delivering Forensic Mental Health Services
Administrative Frameworks And Services For Very Difficult Adolescents In England
Child Protection In Context – A Systemic Approach
Clinical Governance in an Adolescent Forensic inpatient Service
Growing Up in Prison
Prison Psychiatry
Inter-Agency Management Of Children And Young People Who Sexually Abuse
Part 7 - Legal Frameworks, National and International
Children, Psychiatric Treatment And Compulsion
The Youth Justice System in England and Wales
Scottish Juvenile Justice and Forensic Adolescent Services
Developments Youth Care And The Justice System In The Netherlands: Appendix - Post Basic, Multi-disciplinary Training for Child & Adolescent Forensic Mental Health in Workers

About the Authors

Susan Bailey, Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Bolton Salford & Trafford Mental Health Trust, Manchester and Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, UK

Mairead Dolan, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Manchester & Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust, Manchester, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General