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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 ...
Addicted to crime?
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 ...
Towards guiding principles for effective intervention
Interventions aimed at modifying drinking are important for prisoners whose crimes are alcohol-related. These interventions should be designed with reference to current knowledge of what is effective, and recent meta-analyses ...
Measuring motivation to change in offenders
Measuring motivation to change in offender populations is important both for selection into treatment programmes and for assessing progress in therapy. Two studies are reported in this paper, both looking at the psychometric ...
Developing a range of services for prisoners with alcohol-related problems: A response to Eisenman
Eisenman's 1990 criticisms of a published pilot study of the use of self-help manuals with prisoners who have alcohol-related problems are addressed. Self-help manuals may be of value where other interventions are not ...
Alcohol-related offending in male special hospital patients
In a sample of 61 male Special Hospital patients, 11 (18%) were identified as having alcohol-related problems prior to admission. Ten of these alcohol-abusers were interviewed to gather further information about their ...