Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults by Kirk HeilbrunEvaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults by Kirk Heilbrun

Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

byKirk Heilbrun

Paperback | June 17, 2009

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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 forparticular 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 andtestifying 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 topicIn 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.
Kirk Heilbrun is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Drexel University.
Title:Evaluation for Risk of Violence in AdultsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 5.51 × 8.11 × 0.51 inPublished:June 17, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195369815

ISBN - 13:9780195369816


Table of Contents

Part I: Foundation1. The Legal Context2. Forensic Mental Health Concepts3. Empirical Foundations and LimitsPart II: Application4. Preparation for the Evaluation5. Data Collection6. Interpretation4. Report Writing and TestimonyReferencesTests and Specialized ToolsCases and StatutesKey TermsIndexAbout the Author