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Introductory comments to the special issue, high risk offenders with personality disorders: Conceptual and scientific bases
In this special issue of Psychology, Crime & Law, we bring together a set of papers by acknowledged experts in the field which summarize important concepts and findings which are essential to the future development of ...
Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders
Low engagement and non-completion of therapeutic interventions are important issues in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Such factors influence a range of outcomes, including ...
Angry affect, aggression and personality disorder
Why should anger be a focus of attention in clinical and forensic psychology and psychiatry and in considering the interpersonal problems of people with personality disorder? Anger is, after all, a normal experience and a ...
Challenges in the treatment of dangerous and severe personality disorder
Dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) services have a relatively short history but are increasingly involved in the implementation of therapeutic programmes. We describe the background to the DSPD initiative in ...
Evaluating innovative treatments in forensic mental health: A role for single case methodology?
The rapid development of new forensic mental health services and treatments has created a demand for research and evidence relating to the effectiveness of interventions. Unfortunately, the literature on outcomes of ...
Antecedents for aggression and the function analytic approach to the assessment of aggression and violence in personality disordered patients within secure settings
The aim of this paper is to explore the validity and clinical utility of a function analytic approach to the assessment of aggression and violence in patients with personality disorder. This paper begins with a review of ...
Aggressive behaviour in high-risk personality disordered inpatients during prison and following admission to hospital
The frequency of aggressive behaviour before and during admission to a hospital unit designed to treat patients identified as dangerous and as having a severe personality disorder (DSPD) was examined. Accounting for ...
The prediction of imminent aggression and self-harm in personality disordered patients of a high security hospital using the HCR-20 Clinical Scale and the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression
Drawing on recent advances in the violence risk assessment literature, this study tested the predictive validity of two structured measures designed to support risk related decision making, the HCR-20 and the Dynamic ...
Self-harm and aggression in dangerous and severely personality disordered patients of a high-security hospital
This study examined the frequency, prevalence and co-occurrence of aggression and self-harm in patients admitted for assessment and treatment to a high-security dangerous severe personality disorder (DSPD) hospital. Results ...