Case Studies in Forensic Psychology offers the reader a unique insight into the often-hidden world of psychological assessment and intervention with people who have committed serious crimes. The book contains a breadth of forensic case studies, and each chapter details the real forensic work that psychologists do in their clinical practice in prison, psychiatric, and community settings. Assessment and therapeutic approaches used in each case study are discussed, as well as the state of the literature in each area (e.g. sexual violence risk assessment, schema therapy).
Each chapter will take the reader through a variety of offender profiles, their personal background, any relevant psychiatric or psychological diagnoses, and assessments and/or treatment completed. Case studies offer valuable insight into the clinical practice and day-to-day role of a forensic psychologist, demonstrating the work undertaken that empirical research does not offer. Uniquely, Case Studies in Forensic Psychology brings together treatment models and forensic research, demonstrating how theory translates into practice and considering whether it is effective at an individual level.
It is ideal for students of forensic psychology and forensic mental health, as well as practitioners at any stage of their career in this rapidly expanding field.
"This innovative text for professionals and students in the field of forensic psychology provides readers with a rare, in-depth view of the context and background to assessments and interventions used in clinical practice. I highly recommend these engaging case studies for those who wish to see how to apply peer-reviewed research in practice."- Jay P. Singh, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK
"This book very helpfully explores the work and role of forensic psychologists in a variety of settings using a series of case-studies. Adopting this approach enables the reader to gain a deeper understanding of how forensic psychologists assess and formulate treatment options when assisting young people, those with personality or neurodevelopment disorders, learning disabilities or sexual deviancies. Organisational considerations are usefully factored into each chapter." - Professor Michael Brookes OBE, Professor of Forensic Psychology, Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist, UK
"This book provides key insights into the variety of work undertaken by forensic psychologists. The case studies provided are interesting to read and clearly presented. This book is a great read for those developing their assessment and formulation skills in forensic psychology." - Professor Theresa A. Gannon, Director of CORE-FP, University of Kent and Consultant Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Care Group, KMPT, UK