The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management Theory, Research, and Practice

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Pub. Date: 2020-02-10
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A comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management

The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice offers a comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management. With contributions from a panel of noted international experts, the book explores the most recent advances to the theoretical understanding, assessment and management of violent behavior. Designed to be an accessible resource, the highly readable chapters address common issues associated with violent behavior such as alcohol misuse and the less common issues for example offenders with intellectual disabilities.

Written for both those new to the field and professionals with years of experience, the book offers a wide-ranging review of who commit acts of violence, their prevalence in society and the most recent explanations for their behavior. The contributors explore various assessment approaches and highlight specialized risk assessment instruments. The Handbook provides the latest evidence on effective treatment and risk management and includes a number of well-established and effective treatment interventions for violent offenders. This important book:

  • Contains an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the topic
  • Includes contributions from an international panel of experts
  • Offers information on violence risk formulation
  • Reveals the most recent techniques in violence risk assessment
  • Explains what works in violence intervention
  • Reviews specialty clinical assessments

Written for clinicians and other professionals in the field of violence prevention and assessment, The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management is unique in its approach because it offers a comprehensive review of the topic rather than like other books on the market that take a narrower view.

Author Biography

J. STEPHEN WORMITH, PHD, was Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and Director of the Centre of Forensic Behavioral Science and Justice Studies at U of S. He had consulted recently on correctional matters with governments of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Canada and served in court as an expert witness on matters of offender assessment and treatment. He was a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.

LEAM A. CRAIG, PHD, is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd. He is a visiting Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Birmingham City University and Hon. Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham. He acts as an expert witness on the assessment and treatment of offenders and is Chair of the British Psychological Society Expert Witness Advisory Group. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences.

TODD E. HOGUE, PHD, is Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Lincoln and a registered forensic and clinical psychologist who has worked in prison and secure healthcare settings mainly developing treatment services for personality disorder offenders and those who commit sexual offences.

Table of Contents

About the Editors xi

About the Contributors xiii

Foreword xxvii

Acknowledgements xxix

Part I Introduction 1

1 An Overview of Violent Behaviour from Aggression to Homicide: Theory, Research, and Practice 3
J. Stephen Wormith, Leam A. Craig, and Todd E. Hogue

2 What Do We Know About Violent Offending Behaviour? 33
Daryl G. Kroner and Gunnar C. Butler

3 What Works with Violent Offenders: A Response to ‘Nothing Works’ 53
James McGuire

Part II What Works in Violence Risk Assessment 79

4 From Predicting Dangerousness to Assessing and Managing Risk for Violence: A Journey Across Four Generations 81
James R.P. Ogloff and Michael R. Davis

5 Violence Risk Formation: The Move Towards Collaboratively Produced, Strengths‐Based Safety Planning 99
Lawrence Jones

6 Predicting Violent Reoffending with the VRAG‐R: Overview, Controversies, and Future Directions for Actuarial Risk Scales 119
L. Maaike Helmus and Vernon L. Quinsey

7 Structured Professional Judgement in Violence Risk Assessment 145
Catherine Garrington and Douglas P. Boer

8 Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment and Management: An RNR Approach to Threat Assessment 163
N. Zoe Hilton and Liam Ennis

9 Sexual Violence Risk Assessment 183
Martin Rettenberger and Leam A. Craig

10 Personality‐Based Violence Risk Assessment 203
Mark E. Olver

11 Assessing Risk for Violent, General, and Sexual Offending in Adolescents: Recent Advances and Future Directions 223
Jodi L. Viljoen , Melissa R. Jonnson, and Stephane M. Shepherd

Part III What Works in Specialty Clinical Assessments 251

12 The Importance of Understanding Anger in the Clinical Assessment of Violence 253
Andrew Day and Ephrem Fernandez

13 Gang Violence Prevention Efforts: A Public Health Approach 265
Dawn McDaniel and Caitlin Sayegh

14 Terrorism and Ideological Violence 279
Wagdy Loza

15 Assessing the Risk and Treatment Needs of People Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence 297
Louise Dixon and Nicola Graham‐Kevan

16 Aggression from a Psychobiological Perspective: Implications for Enhanced Violent Risk Assessment and Interventions 315
David Nussbaum

17 Assessment of Risk of Violent Offending for Adults with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder 349
Martyn Matthews and Elliot Bell

Part IV What Works in Violence Intervention 367

18 Risk‐Reducing Treatment in High‐Risk Psychopathic and Violent Offenders 369
Devon L.L. Polaschek and Stephen C.P. Wong

19 Anger Treatment with Violent Offenders 385
Raymond W. Novaco

20 Managing Violent Offenders with a Personality Disorder 399
Caroline Logan

21 Antisocial and Aggressive Behaviour Amongst Persons with Schizophrenia: Evidence and Propositions for Prevention 419
Sheilagh Hodgins

22 Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrator Programmes: Ideology or Evidence‐Based Practice? 437
Nicola Graham‐Kevan and Elizabeth A. Bates

23 Interventions for Violent Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 451
John L. Taylor

Part V What Works in Violence Risk Management 465

24 Sexual Violence Risk Management 467
Gina Ambroziak and David Thornton

25 Effective Systems and Processes for Managing Violent Offenders in the United Kingdom and the European Union 485
Hazel Kemshall and Sarah Hilder

26 Beyond Core Correctional Practice: Facilitating Prosocial Change through the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision 505
Guy Bourgon, Nick Chadwick, and Tanya Rugge

27 What Works in Risk Assessment in Stalking Cases 527
David V. James and Lorraine P. Sheridan

28 Managing Violent Offenders in the Community: Reentry and Beyond 543
Ralph C. Serin , Christopher T. Lowenkamp , and Caleb D. Lloyd

Index 559

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