Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Juveniles by Robert Hoge

Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Juveniles

byRobert Hoge, D.A. Andrews

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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 evaluationsTips for best practice and cautions against common pitfallsHighlighting of relevant case law and statutesSeparate list of assessment tools for easy referenceHelpful 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. This book places juvenile riskassessment within the context of FMHA for juveniles, so those using it will find it particularly useful to incorporate into their evaluations of risk and needs for adolescents in the juvenile justice system.

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Dr. Robert D. Hoge is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and is a Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University. Dr. D. A. Andrews is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Title:Evaluation for Risk of Violence in JuvenilesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.51 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foundation1. The Legal Context2. Forensic Mental Health Concepts3. Empirical Foundations and LimitsApplication4. Preparation for the Evaluation5. Data Collection6. Interpretation7. Report Writing and TestimonyReferencesTests and Specialized ToolsCases and StatutesKey TermsIndexAbout the Authors