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Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults by Kirk Heilbrun
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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 for particular 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 and testifying 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.
Oxford University Press; June 2009
200 pages; ISBN 9780199708666
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Title: Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults
Author: Kirk Heilbrun