Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

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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 evaluations Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and conshow more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195322649
  • 9780195322644
  • 824,628

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Through Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators, Witt and Conroy have made an important contribution toward consensus building in this field. Their book, a well organized guide for best practices, successfully adds theory-driven and empirically supported structure to SVP evaluation while alerting clinicians to the limits of our expertise...Any student, academician, clinician or lawyer who has an interest or stake in the accurate assessment of sexual offenders will benefit from reading it. * PsycCRITIQUES *show more

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