Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

Paperback | January 24, 2002

EditorAlec Buchanan

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This book discusses the theory and practice of the treatment in the community of people who suffer from mental disorders and who break the law. It addresses the tension created by the need to serve the diverse goals of improving health and protecting the public.The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the social, administrative and legal context in which care is provided. This care is influenced by the degree to which mentally disordered offenders are perceived as dangerous. The second section describes clinical aspects. Offendingby patients affects the models of care offered by community mental health teams and correctly assessing the risk of violence on the community has come to be seen as a key task of these services. The third and final section discusses the interactions between different aspects of the psychiatricservices and between the psychiatric services and other related agencies.Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community provides an international review of the field, for a multidisciplinary audience, balancing theoretical with practical considerations. It should be read by all those involved in providing care and support to mentally disordered offenders.

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This book discusses the theory and practice of the treatment in the community of people who suffer from mental disorders and who break the law. It addresses the tension created by the need to serve the diverse goals of improving health and protecting the public.The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the social, ...

Alec Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.74 inPublished:January 24, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019263058X

ISBN - 13:9780192630582

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Table of Contents

Section One:The social, administrative and clinical context in which mentally disordered offenders are cared for in the community1. Rose: Society, madness and control2. Tidmarsh: The level of risk posed3. Jewesbury: Public policy and mentally disordered offenders in the UK4. Busfield: Psychiatric disorder and individual violence: imagined death, risk and mental health policySection Two:Clinical aspects of care of the mentally disordered offender in the community5. Tighe, Henderson and Thornicroft: Mentally disordered offenders and models of community care provision6. Skeem and Mulvey: Assessing the risk of violence posed by mentally disordered offenders being treated in the community7. Travis: Drug treatment, compliance and risk8. Norton and Vince: Out-patient psychotherapy and mentally disordered offenders9. Swartz and Swanson: Involuntary outpatient commitment in the United States: practice and controversy10. Holloway: Mentally disordered offenders and the community mental health teamSection Three:The relationship between psychiatric services for mentally disordered offenders and other agencies11. Buchanan: Who does what? The relationships between generic and forensic psychiatric services12. McGuire: Multiple agencies with diverse goals13. Fennell and Yeates: To serve which master? Criminal justice policy, community care and the mentally disordered offender

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