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Assessment of criminal behaviours of clients in secure settings
Valid assessment of crime and related behaviours is important in predicting future risk, designing intervention programmes and evaluating outcome. Common sources of error are presented and suggestions for enhancing the ...
Forensic mental health
This book provides a concise introduction to the increasingly important field of forensic mental health. it aims to set out both the key concepts in forensic mental health as well as the way the discipline operates in the ...
Addicted to crime?
Does social problem solving mediate the relationship between personality traits and personality disorders? An exploratory study with a sample of male prisoners
Background: Social problem solving therapy is one helpful approach to treating people with personality disorders (PD). Consequently, it is worthwhile to develop a greater understanding of the role of social problem solving ...
Treating alcohol-related violence: Intermediate outcomes in a feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial in prisons
There is a lack of outcome evidence for alcohol interventions for offenders whose crime is alcohol related. In this study, the authors report the intermediate outcomes of a feasibility study for a randomized controlled ...
Problems of female patients in a secure psychiatric hospital
The problems experienced by a sample of 30 female offender-patients (mean age 37.2 yrs) in a secure psychiatric hospital were surveyed using the Behavioral Coding System (BCS). Common problems were emotional difficulties, ...
A retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community for mentally disordered offenders
This paper reports a retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community (TC) for mentally disordered offenders in a regional secure unit (RSU). All 85 patients who had passed through the TC since it opened in 1987 were ...
Recorded incidents in a high-secure hospital: A descriptive analysis
Background: Incidents of violence, self-harm and security are of concern in psychiatric hospitals with regard to both patient and staff welfare.; Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency and nature of ...
Revising manualised treatment programmes: Incorporating practitioners' feedback
Purpose: Implementing treatment programmes with integrity requires a clear statement of what is to be done in treatment, and treatment manuals do this to a greater or lesser degree. In correctional work, many treatment ...