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Substance use by the mentally disordered committing serious offences - A high-security hospital study
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the link between mental disorder, violent behaviour/offending and substance misuse. However, because of the low prevalence of serious offending, most studies to date ...
Introductory comments to the special issue, high risk offenders with personality disorders: Conceptual and scientific bases
In this special issue of Psychology, Crime & Law, we bring together a set of papers by acknowledged experts in the field which summarize important concepts and findings which are essential to the future development of ...
Assessment implications of "What Works" research for dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) service evaluation
A policy initiative intended to address the risk posed by individuals considered dangerous and severely personality disordered has seen the introduction of specialized services for high-risk offenders in secure settings ...
Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders
Low engagement and non-completion of therapeutic interventions are important issues in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Such factors influence a range of outcomes, including ...
Evaluating innovative treatments in forensic mental health: A role for single case methodology?
The rapid development of new forensic mental health services and treatments has created a demand for research and evidence relating to the effectiveness of interventions. Unfortunately, the literature on outcomes of ...
Altered memory and affective instability in prisoners assessed for dangerous and severe personality disorder
Background: Previous studies of borderline personality disorder report neuropsychological impairments in several domains, including memory. No studies have compared memory functioning in high-risk prisoners with borderline ...
Breaking barriers and building connections
The Primrose Project has been developed, as part of the Dangerous People with Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) programme in England and Wales, to specifically address the complex needs of women prisoners who pose a ...
Personality traits, personality disorders and sensational interests in mentally disordered offenders
Purpose. Sensational interests (e.g. an interest in the occult or the methods of violence) in mentally disordered offenders are claimed to signify greater risk of psychopathology, but evidence to support this view is slight. ...
Managing problematic anger: The development of a treatment program for personality disordered patients in high security
Anger can present as a significant component in the expression of aggression and violence. Anger management is one therapeutic approach that has recorded some success in reducing levels of anger. However, there is a lack ...