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Clinical Assessment of Dangerousness : Empirical Contributions - Georges-Franck Pinard

Clinical Assessment of Dangerousness

Empirical Contributions

By: Georges-Franck Pinard (Editor), Linda Pagani (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 2001
ISBN: 9780521641234
Number Of Pages: 302

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When people are victimized by violent crime, the general public assumes that the victim could have been spared if the perpetrator had been identified as potentially dangerous by mental health agents. Yet prediction of dangerousness is an inexact science and depends upon many complex factors. This book provides a thorough and clear description of research findings in order to help clinicians make sound decisions concerning their clients' dangerousness. The book covers a broad spectrum of violent behavior as well as crucial issues such as biological factors, domestic violence, and the influence of alcohol in violent behavior. The book is divided into the following sections: Basic Issues in Violence Research, Mental Health Issues and Dangerousness, Family Issues and Dangerousness, Individual Characteristics and Dangerousness. It will serve as an important reference book which covers up-to-date research and provides views on future directions for research and practice in this increasingly valuable field.

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"[E]ssential reading...At the least, this book should be readily available on the bookshelf for rapid reference. Sooner rather than later, the clinician will need it." Journal of the American Medical Association "Valuable because it contains a variety of informative chapters regarding various types of violence, violent offenders, and antecedents of violence...This volume does provide a fairly comprehensive overview of validated risk factors for violence in a wide variety of contexts...Would be an appropriate text, or supplemental text, for graduate courses on violent behavior...There is much in this volume that would be useful for practicing clinicians as well." Contemporary Psychology "Timely and relevant for those in the forensic arena and the psychiatrist for whom this issue emerges in routine practice...A comprehensive overview of the scientific literature... Informative and up-to-date... Suitable for trainees preparing for written examinations and forensic psychiatrists with an interest in criminal matters." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry "Meticulously edited and attractively bound...presents an up-to-date review of dangerousness and its assessment. The editors have assembled an impressive roster of collaborators...Extremely instructive...Should be read by psychiatrists and mental health specialists engaged in predicting and managing violent behaviors." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry "Georges-Franck Pinard and Linda Pagini, of the University of Montreal, are to be congratulated on this solid, useful summary of the clinical understanding of dangerousness." Psychiatric Services

Contributorsp. vi
Prologuep. ix
Introduction
Clinical Assessment of Dangerousness: An Overview of the Literaturep. 1
Basic Issues in Violence Research
Biology, Development, and Dangerousnessp. 23
The Development of Physical Aggression During Childhood and the Prediction of Later Dangerousnessp. 47
Predicting Adult Official and Self-Reported Violencep. 66
Mental Health Issues and Dangerousness
Major Mental Disorder and Violence: Epidemiology and Risk Assessmentp. 89
Axis II Disorders and Dangerousnessp. 103
Recidivistic Violent Behavior and Axis I and Axis II Disordersp. 121
Family Issues and Dangerousness
Risk Assessment for Intimate Partner Homicidep. 136
Parents at Risk of Filicidep. 158
Parricidep. 181
Individual Characteristics and Dangerousness
Alcohol and Dangerousnessp. 195
Violence and Substance Abusep. 216
Threats, Stalking, and Criminal Harassmentp. 238
Conclusion
Discussion and Clinical Commentary on Issues in the Assessment and Prediction of Dangerousnessp. 258
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780521641234
ISBN-10: 0521641233
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 22nd February 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54

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