Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community

A Psychological Approach

By John Dowsett, Jackie Craissati

© 2008 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

Drawing on the latest evidence from the disparate worlds of mental health and criminal justice, Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community provides a practical guide to the management and treatment of a group who comprise some of the most troubled offenders, who provoke the most anxiety in our society.

Illustrated throughout with relevant case examples, this book provides a detailed account of key issues in the assessment of both personality disorder and offending. Dowsett and Craissati explore the current state of knowledge regarding treatment approaches, before suggesting a framework for thinking about community management, legislation, and multi-agency practice. The book concludes with a discussion of community pilot projects currently taking place throughout England and Wales.

Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community is an accessible and informative guide for trainees and practitioners working in the fields of mental health, social services, and the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Theory. Assessment. Treatment Models. Management Approaches. Personality Traits and Strategic Approaches. Where Are We Now?

About the Authors

John Dowsett is a consultant clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. He specialises in the assessment of perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse and parenting. He previously worked in the NHS as lead clinical psychologist in forensic services and managed a team of psychologists in Lambeth in south London.

Jackie Craissati is a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist, she is head of forensic psychology for Oxleas NHS Trust in S.E. London. She has a particular interest in the community assessment and treatment of high risk violent, sexual and personality disordered offenders. She is author of Child Sexual Abusers (Psychology Press, 1998) and Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community (Routledge 2004).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY023000
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality