1st Edition

Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

By Susan Bailey, Mairead Dolan Copyright 2004
    456 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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