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Alcohol and violence in developmental perspective
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the developmental risk factors that lead to an increased likelihood of adult alcohol-related violence. This is not a straightforward enterprise. In each individual case, a unique ...
Using an integrative, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) approach to treat intimate partner violence risk
Purpose: There is limited research on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in forensic contexts; this case study therefore significantly contributes to the knowledge base. The purpose of this paper is to present the assessment ...
Practice-based outcomes of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) targeting anger and violence, with male forensic patients: A pragmatic and non-contemporaneous comparison
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of an eighteen-month treatment based on dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) targeting anger and violence, on a group of male forensic patients.
The effectiveness of violence reduction treatment for psychopathic offenders: Empirical evidence and a treatment model
Psychopathy, a personality disorder, is characterized by dysfunctional and externalizing affective and interpersonal traits that can be manifested as violent and antisocial behaviors. Psychopathic individuals are often ...
Psychopathy, impulsiveness and violence: How are they linked?
This paper attempts to elucidate possible relationships between three multifaceted constructs: psychopathy, impulsiveness and violence. A recently developed and validated quadripartite violence typology is described which ...
The link between early adolescent alcohol abuse and adult antisocial behaviour: A hypothesis revisited
Ten years ago the author advanced a novel hypothesis that proposed a causal link between childhood conduct disorder (CD) and early alcohol abuse in the genesis of adult antisocial behavior. In the context of antecedent CD, ...
Distinctions within distinctions: The challenges of heterogeneity and causality in the formulation and treatment of violence
In this chapter, I address three broad approaches to understanding and formulating (and hence subsequently treating) violent behaviour in forensic settings. In particular, there is a focus on the issue of heterogeneity of ...
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 ...
The Violence Risk Scale: Validity, measurement of treatment changes and violent recidivism in a high risk and personality disordered sample of male offenders
The Violence Risk Scale (VRS) uses ratings of static and dynamic risk predictors to assess violence risk, identify targets for treatment, and assess changes in risk following treatment. The VRS was rated pre- and posttreatment ...
Triggers for alcohol-related violence in young male offenders
Purpose. Improving the effectiveness of offender treatment programmes is important and one approach is to attend to their content. The aim here was to identify triggers to alcohol-related violence to inform the development ...