Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community by Alec BuchananCare of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community by Alec Buchanan

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

EditorAlec Buchanan, Lisa Wootton

Paperback | November 7, 2017

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The thoroughly revised second edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the latest developments in the social context, management, and treatment of offenders in mental health care. In recent years there has been significantchanges in the public perception of crime and the mentally ill offender, enhanced by research into causal links between violence and mental illness, and the increased publicity of the risk mentally disordered offenders could pose to the community. These, and other various factors, have significantlyincreased service development and research into psychological and pharmacological treatments and the rate of re-offending. Over three sections this essential guide explores key topics for discussion in the field. Part One critically examines the social, administrative and clinical context within which care is given in the modern day. Part Two discusses treatment and the evaluation of risk when determining the mostappropriate treatment, whilst Part Three explores psychiatric services and their relationship with other agencies. Fully updated to ensure new areas for discussion are included, this book includes new chapters on relevant debates in the field such as US provision for the mentally disordered leavingprison, community management of sexual offending, the relationships between care and coercion, and the treatment of personality disorders. Written and edited by a global team of experts in the field, this book provides readers with useful insight into the social, clinical, and institutional contexts of this complex and relevant issue.
Alec Buchanan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, Division of Law and Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, USA. Lisa Wootton is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK and Honorary Researcher at the Department of Forensic and Neurodevel...
Title:Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The social, administrative, and clinical context1. Nikolas Rose: Society, madness, and control2. Jane Senior, Adrian Hayes, and Jenny Shaw: UK health policy in relation to mentally disordered offenders in the community3. Jeffrey W. Swanson, Marvin S. Swartz, and Daniel D. Mosele: US outpatient commitment in context: when is it ethical and how can we tell?4. Jo Beswick and Michael Gunn: The law in England and Wales on mental health treatment in the community5. David A. D'Amora, Mai P. Tran, and Fred Osher: Achieving positive outcomes for justice-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders6. Joan Busfield: Psychiatric disorder and individual violence: evidence and perceptionsThe provision of care7. Merrill Rotter, Virginia Barber-Rioja, and Faith Schombs: Recovery and recidivism reduction for offenders with mental illness: need identification and associated interventions8. Nikki Jeffcote and Jackie Craissati: Treatment and management of personality disordered offenders in the community9. Derek K. Tracy and Fiona Gaughran: Treatment with medication: side effects, adherence and risk10. Kingsley Norton and Cleo Van Velsen: Out-patient psychotherapeutic approaches with mentally-disordered offenders11. John M. W. Bradford, Giovana V de Amorim Levin, Adekunle Ahmed, and Sanjiv Gulati: Sex offender treatment12. Alec Buchanan and Michael A. Norko: Violence risk in community settingsServices, policies, and controversy13. Alec Buchanan, Steve Kisely, Daniel Moseley, Jorun Rugkasa, Jeffrey Swanson, Marvin Swartz: Community psychiatric treatment under legal mandates: the international experience14. John Dawson and Tom Burns: Avoiding legal barriers to transition of mentally disordered offenders to general mental health care15. James McGuire and Lisa Wootton: Multiple agencies with diverse goals16. Frank Holloway and Tony Davies: The community mental health team and the mentally disordered offender17. Lisa Wootton, Tom Fahy, Simon Wilson, and Alec Buchanan: The interface of general psychiatric and forensic psychiatric services: clinical management

Editorial Reviews

"Buchanan's book is a multidiscplinary text on the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in the community. I found it refreshing and a pleasure to read. It has no inhibitions and does not dwell on role conflicts in working with mentally disordered offenders . . . He and hiscontributors beautifully differentiate between the subtleties of the theoretical and practical components of addressing mental health problems and criminogenic need within a risk assessment framework incorporating the wider social context. This book, therefore, offers a cogent framework forpractice. I strongly recommend it to all forensic community nurses and those working in low-secure settings as it offers a wealth of guidance. It sets the standard in the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in community settings in the UK and has the makings of a classic text." --Nursing Times 28 May 2002