Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community by John Dowsett
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Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community
By John Dowsett

Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community

A Psychological Approach

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Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community by John Dowsett

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Drawing on the latest evidence from the disparate worlds of mental health and criminal justice, Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community provides a practical guide to the management and treatment of a group who comprise some of the most troubled offenders, who provoke the most anxiety in our society. Illustrated throughout with relevant case examples, this book provides a detailed account of key issues in the assessment of both personality disorder and offending. Dowsett and Craissati explore the current state of knowledge regarding treatment approaches, before suggesting a framework for thinking about community management, legislation, and multi-agency practice. The book concludes with a discussion of community pilot projects currently taking place throughout England and Wales. Managing Personality Disordered Offenders in the Community is an accessible and informative guide for trainees and practitioners working in the fields of mental health, social services, and the criminal justice system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583917398
ISBN-10: 158391739X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Dowsett

John Dowsett is a consultant clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. He specialises in the assessment of perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse and parenting. He previously worked in the NHS as lead clinical psychologist in forensic services and managed a team of psychologists in Lambeth in south London. Jackie Craissati is a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist, she is head of forensic psychology for Oxleas NHS Trust in S.E. London. She has a particular interest in the community assessment and treatment of high risk violent, sexual and personality disordered offenders. She is author of Child Sexual Abusers (Psychology Press, 1998) and Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Community (Routledge 2004).

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