Clinical Forensic Psychology and Law is a compilation of recent and classic articles providing comprehensive coverage of the field of clinical forensic psychology and law. Selected articles sample the major areas of the discipline, including criminal and civil forensic assessment, forensic treatment, youth assessment and intervention, and professional and ethical issues in forensic practice. The volume is designed for use by scholars, graduates and undergraduates in psychology and law schools.
Contents: Series Preface; Introduction; Part I Criminal Forensic Assessment: Violence risk assessment: science and practice, K.S. Douglas and C.D. Webster; Prediction versus management models relevant to risk assessment: the importance of legal decision-making context, K. Heilbrun; Searching for the pancultural core of psychopathic personality disorder, D.J. Cooke, C. Michie and S.D. Hart; The characteristics of persistent sexual offenders: a meta-analysis of recidivism studies, R.K. Hanson and K.E. Morton-Bourgon; The competence of criminal defendants: a theoretical reformulation, R.J. Bonnie; An investigation into the construct of competence: a comparison of the FIT, the MacCat-CA, and the MacCat-T, P.A. Zapf and R. Roesch. Part II Civil Forensic Assessment: Legal protection in psychiatry: balancing the rights and needs of patients and society, J. Legemaate; The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study I: mental illness and competence to consent to treatment, P.S. Appelbaum and T. Grisso; Mental disorder, violence, and gender, P.C. Robbins, J. Monahan and E. Silver; Empirical limits for forensic assessment of PTSD litigants, W.J. Koch, M. O'Neill and K.S. Douglas; A critical assessment of child custody evaluation, R.E. Emery, R.K. Otto and W.T. O'Donohue. Part III Forensic Treatment: From nothing works to what works: changing professional ideology in the 21st century, F.T. Cullen and P. Gendreau; Psychopathy and therapeutic pessimism: clinical lore or clinical reality?, R.T. Salekin; Developments in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: looking backward with a view to the future, J. Abracen and J. Looman; Evaluation of a national prison-based treatment program for sexual offenders in England and Wales, C. Friendship, R.E. Mann and A.R. Beech; Treatment effects on forensic psychiatric patients measured with the HCR-20 violence risk assessment scheme, H. Belfrage and K.S. Douglas; Evaluation of a mental health treatment court with assertive community treatme