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A comparison of anger in offenders and non-offenders who have intellectual disabilities
Background: There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anger in offenders with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to lower anger levels; the rationale is that this will ...
Evaluation of the predictive validity of the Violence Risk Scale in a paroled offender sample: A seven-year prospective study
The predictive validity of the Violence Risk Scale (VRS) has been demonstrated in a number of institutionalised offender samples but not in a community sample. The present study assessed prospectively, in a seven-year ...
The violent offender treatment programme: Service user consultation and evaluation
Purpose -- The Violent Offender Treatment Programme (VOTP) is a cognitive programme which aims to reduce risk of recidivism of mentally disordered offenders. Research has examined the use of various assessment tools to ...
The utility of post-conviction polygraph testing among sexual offenders
It is often difficult to ascertain the true extent and nature of sexually deviant behavior, as much relies on self-report or historic information. The polygraph has been proposed as a useful tool in the treatment and ...