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Different actuarial risk measures produce different risk rankings for sexual offenders
Percentile ranks were computed for N = 262 sex offenders using each of 5 actuarial risk instruments commonly used with adult sex offenders (RRASOR, Static-99, VRAG, SORAG, and MnSOST-R). Mean differences between percentile ...
Are psychiatrists guilty of 'ageism' when it comes to taking a sexual history?
Examined the attitudes and perceived current clinical practice of psychiatrists with regard to taking a sexual history and management of sexual dysfunction of patients. A questionnaire with two case vignettes describing ...
Prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug services and associated comorbidity
Aims To compare the prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug populations with special attention to its impact on psychopathology and service characteristics. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting Three alcohol ...
Recent developments and future directions in understanding cognition and emotion in offenders: A commentary
Some of the themes arising in this Special Issue are discussed and suggestions made as to future research and theoretical needs. It is noteworthy that increased academic and research attention is being focused on violent ...
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.
Anger and its links to violent offending
The emotion of anger is clearly important as an antecedent for many forms of violence. In this article I describe some contemporary influential psychological ideas about the nature of anger and its links with aggressive ...
Reliability and validity of the static-2002 among adult sexual offenders with reference to treatment status
Psychometric properties were reported for the Static-2002 using a sample of 464 sexual offenders followed for an average of 5.9 years after release. Correlations between theoretically relevant variables (using indices of ...
Use of on-site testing for illicit drugs in forensic settings
Comments on an article, On-site testing for drugs of misuse in the acute psychiatric ward by S. Ghali (2009). The paper by Ghali highlights the importance of training staff on the use of on-site urine testing kits. Although ...
Smoking prevalence and knowledge of associated risks in adult attenders at day centres for people with learning disabilities
BACKGROUND: Increased longevity among people with learning disabilities is accompanied by an increase in morbidity. A possible explanation is that living in the community and a move to greater independence may bring higher ...