Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators by Philip WittEvaluation of Sexually Violent Predators by Philip Witt

Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

byPhilip Witt, Mary Alice Conroy

Paperback | July 15, 2008

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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.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.The present book focuses on evaluations for civil commitment of sexually violent predators (SVPs). Although this book focuses on evaluating SVP cases, the considerations discussed in this book, such as determining a sex offender's risk to reoffend, apply to evaluations of sex offenders in othercontexts (e.g., community notification, sentence enhancement, and probationary management) as well.

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Philip Witt is a Psychologist at the Associates in Psychological Services, Pennsylvania.

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Title:Evaluation of Sexually Violent PredatorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195322649

ISBN - 13:9780195322644

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