480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 in
May 20, 2010
Springer Publishing Co., Inc.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0826124224
ISBN - 13: 9780826124227
Table of Contents
Preface: The Forensic Aspects of Adult & Older Adult ForensicsSECTION I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES1. Cultural Aspects of Forensics2. The Cycle and Continuum of Violence3. Forensic Assessment and Documentation4. Principles of Evidence5. Navigating the Justice Systems6. Expert Witness Testimony7. Competency, Guardianship and Civil Commitment8. Violence in Health Care Settings9. Professional Stress and BurnoutSECTION II: OLDER ADULTS AS VICTIMS10. Effects of victimization on adults and older adults11. Victimization of adults and older adults with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities12. Intimate Partner Violence in adults13. Intimate Partner Violence in older adults14. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Intimate Partner Violence15. Elders abused by family members16. Elders abused by health care workers17. Female victims of sexual assault18. Male victims of sexual assault19 Elder victims of sexual assault20. Victims of human trafficking21. Victims of personal injury22. Stalking23. Resources for adult and older adult victims of violenceSECTION III: OLDER ADULTS AS OFFENDERS24. Substance abuse and offending25. Offenders with psychiatric or cognitive disorders26. Dangerousness & risk assessment27. Life long-offender versus the new offender28. Offenders in correctional facilities29. Offenders in the community30. Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence31. Abusive parents32. Perpetrators of elder abuse33. Adult perpetrators of sexual violence34. Older adult perpetrators of sex
From the Publisher
This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime. This easy-to-use guidebook addresses this need. The book is not only replete with full descriptions of principles of evidence, but also thoroughly explains how to conduct a forensic assessment with adults and older adults. Additionally, the authors include key concepts on guardianship, and guidelines for navigating the justice system. The book provides current, concise, and easy-to-use information in short chapters that assist practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of both victims and offenders. This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime.
About the Author
is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as well as a practicing Women's Health NP (X23 years) and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for the Northampton County, PA, Sexual Assault Response Team. Additionally, she is Post-Graduate student of Dr. Robert Sadoff's at the University of Penn School of Medicine in the Applications of Forensic Psychiatry. She has been a co-investigator in 4 funded research studies, including 2 for the Nat Institute of Justice and one for NINR/NIMH. Her dissertation research on leaving abusive relationships was funded by AWHONN. She is the author/co-author of 23 journal articles. Dr. Brown is currently a nurse consultant on rape and sexual assault to prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the states of PA, NJ and DE, to the US Army via the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corp., to the NJ State Attorney General's Office for the development of sate wide protocols and procedures related to the investigation of sex crimes, to Philadelphia Sexual Assault Coalition via the Women Organized Against Rape, to the Am Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) division of the Nat Institute of Justice on the development of standards for sexual assault nurse examiners; and to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is Board Member for many committees that focus on sexual assault. Lastly, she is an active speaker and workshop trainer throughout NJ & PA.