Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults (Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment) (Paperback)

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.

Volumes include the following helpful features:
Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations
Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls
Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes
Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference
Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic

In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

About the Author


Kirk Heilbrun is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Drexel University
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195369816
ISBN-10: 0195369815
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2009
Pages: 187
Language: English
Series: Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment