Safeguarding the Quality of Forensic Assessment in Sentencing

Safeguarding the Quality of Forensic Assessment in Sentencing
Author: Michiel Van der Wolf
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-09-30
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781351266468

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This edited collection provides an interdisciplinary and cross-national perspective on safeguarding the quality of forensic assessment in sentencing offenders. Taking an in-depth look at seven different Western countries, each chapter provides an overview of the role of assessment in sentencing offenders, as well as a focus on formal ways in which the respective country’s legal system and disciplinary associations protect the quality of forensic assessment. Each chapter explores how to assure better decision making in individual cases based on assessments of psycholegal concepts such as mental disorder/insanity, criminal responsibility and dangerousness. Combining the perspectives of lawyers, legal scholars, and clinicians working in the field, this book is essential for those working in and with forensic assessment. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.

The International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law

The International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law
Author: Alan Felthous,Henning Saß
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2008-03-10
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780470011850

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The economic impact of society’s efforts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding these disorders, developing valid assessment methods and providing safe, effective treatments is therefore of paramount importance. Reflecting the work of a truly international panel of experts from Europe, North America and Asia, the International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law offers an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders, current methods of intervention, treatment and management, and how these disorders impact decision-making in civil and criminal law.

Contemporary Psychiatry

Contemporary Psychiatry
Author: Fritz Henn,Norman Sartorius,Hanfried Helmchen,Hans Lauter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 2231
Release: 2013-11-11
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783642595196

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The German version of this work has a long tradition, and this fourth edition is the first to see an English version. Its main feature is the international approach regarding both authors and topics. The four internationally renowned editors were able to acquire the leading specialists for each field as contributors to the book. No less than 120 authors, half of them from non-German speaking countries, ensure an extremely high standard and that cross-cultural aspects are considered. Another major feature is that the book presents the evidence such that it may be examined from at least four different entry points -- via basic disciplines of psychiatric knowledge about groups defined by demographic criteria. Detailed linkages to other chapters allow the inclusion of neighbouring disciplines, such as the neurosciences and molecular biology. Contemporary Psychiatry is also unique in including chapters on psychiatric disorders caused by catastrophes, disasters etc. -- aspects totally neglected by normal textbooks. While this book gives an overall view of the state of the art of psychiatric knowledge, it even goes so far as to suggest future perspectives.

The International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law

The International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law
Author: Alan R. Felthous,Henning Sass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2007
Genre: Antisocial personality disorders
ISBN: UCSC:32106019403473

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Reflecting the work of an international panel of experts, the International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders, current methods of intervention, treatment and management, and how these disorders impact decision making in civil and criminal law.

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law
Author: Friedrich Lösel,Doris Bender,Thomas Bliesener
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2011-06-15
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9783110879773

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Caring for Those Who are Neglected and Forgotten Psychiatry in Prison Environments

Caring for Those Who are Neglected and Forgotten  Psychiatry in Prison Environments
Author: Norbert Konrad,Annette Opitz-Welke,Birgit Angela Völlm
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2020-05-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9782889637256

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Trauma Sequelae

Trauma Sequelae
Author: Andreas Maercker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2022-04-26
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9783662640579

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Experiences of violence, sexual abuse, accidents, disasters or deaths of close relatives or friends, and other extreme situations can lead to trauma-related disorders. Since 2018, the World Health Organization has distinguished four such disorders in its classification list: "classic" and complex post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as prolonged grief disorder and adjustment disorder. These long-term effects are described in detail in the book. In recent years, a variety of interventions have been developed to effectively treat these disorders. This 5th edition has been largely reorganized due to the groundbreaking innovations in which the editor played a decisive role on an international level. Among the innovations are the chapters on: - Complex post-traumatic stress disorder - Childhood violence and its consequences - Low-threshold and innovative interventions - Methods of cognitive behavioral therapy - Psychodynamic approaches The handbook on psychological trauma-related disorders.

Philosophy and Psychiatry

Philosophy and Psychiatry
Author: Thomas Schramme,Johannes Thome
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-08-09
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9783110905762

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Philosophy and psychiatry share many topics and problems. For example, the "solutions" of the psychiatry of the philosophical body-soul problem have direct effects on the self-image of the discipline. Despite these obvious overlappings, and unlike the English-speaking countries, interdisciplinary research on "philosophical psychopathology" has been scarce in Germany. The current anthology closes these gaps, because the authors - renowned experts as well as young scientists, whose new approaches open promising perspectives - come from both disciplines. The individual contributions deal with philosophical debates as they arise within the context of psychiatric theory and practice.