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Law and Mental Health: A Case-Based Approach

by Robert G. Meyer & Christopher M. Weaver

This volume presents classic and contemporary legal cases that have set important precedents related to psychological and mental health issues in criminal and civil proceedings; the role of practitioners as...

Forensic Music Therapy: A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

by Stella Compton-Dickinson, John Adlam, Helen Odell-Miller & John Adlam et al.

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent...

To Know A Fallen Angel: Understanding the Mind of a Sexual Predator

by Bernard Amador

To Know A Fallen Angel is a coming of age story about a boy who tries not to become a sexual predator. Based on a true story, it is serious yet inspirational. The main theme is the ability to triumph over the...

Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

by Gillian Kelly, Anne Aiyegbusi & Gwen Adshead

For clinicians who work therapeutically with clients in forensic settings, the capacity to maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as good treatment outcomes. The contributors to this multi-disciplinary...

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire: Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

by John , Adlam, Christopher, Scanlon, Christopher Scanlon & Anne, Aiyegbusi et al.

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers...

A View from the Jury Box

by Carol W. Hazelwood

A View from the Jury Box is a journalistic approach to the long and complicated trial of Ron Blaney Jr., a deaf mute, who was accused of murdering and torturing his deaf girlfriend and her mother. The author,...

Treating Sex Offenders: An Evidence-Based Manual

by Jill D. Stinson & Judith V. Becker

This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders. Safe Offender Strategies (SOS) comprises 10...

Psychological Science and the Law

by Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglass

Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system--and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated...


by Juan Moises de la Serna

Cyberbullying is a modern form of harassment that anyone can suffer, but the situation is especially worrying when dealing with minors.This short guide presents answers to some of the most important questions...

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

by Abbie E. Goldberg & Adam P. Romero

What unique challenges face LGBTQ individuals in relationships or who are separating or divorcing, especially now that same-sex couples may marry? What issues might complicate the ending of relationships when...

The Behavioral Science of Firearms

by Gianni Pirelli, Hayley Wechsler & Robert J. Cramer

The Behavioral Science of Firearms focuses on applying behavioral science principles and knowledge to inform and improve firearm-related policy, practice, and research. The authors provide comprehensive coverage...

The Allure of Premeditated Murder

by Jack Levin & Julie B. Wiest

Any murder causes pain and suffering that ripple through families and communities—of both the victims and the perpetrators—but premeditated murders cause the worst kind of damage. The Allure of Premeditated...

Criminal Juries in the 21st Century

by Cynthia Najdowski & Margaret Stevenson

The jury is often hailed as one of the most important symbols of American democracy. Yet much has changed since the Sixth Amendment in 1791 first guaranteed all citizens the right to a jury trial in criminal...

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Fourth Edition

by Richard Rogers & Scott D. Bender

Widely used by practitioners, researchers, and students--and now thoroughly revised with 70% new material--this is the most authoritative, comprehensive book on malingering and other response styles. Leading...

Double Lives

by Eric Brach

Terrifying true crime stories

John Wayne Gacy. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Everyone has heard of these sociopaths and their crimes, and yet, no one is scared of them. Why? Well for one, they’re all dead, but...

The Unjust "Justice"

by Edward Castle

In his late teens, Henry Carmel was stricken with schizophreniaa life-altering mental illness characterized by tormenting voices, impaired judgment, and acute paranoia. In 1996, Henry was attacked by a huge...

Going Straight

by Paul Karsten Fauteck & Marlene K. Goodman

A roadmap from the gutters of society to respectability and success. For those seeking a straight life, it describes what they must change about themselves, and the hazards they must avoid. For anyone interested...

Violent States and Creative States (Volume 2)

by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig & Bandy Lee

This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry,...

Violent States and Creative States (Volume 1)

by John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig & Bandy Lee

This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry,...

Assessing Negative Response Bias in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations

by Steven J. Rubenzer

Evaluations of a defendant's competence to stand trial (CST) are probably the most frequently performed forensic evaluations, with estimates in the United States ranging from 60,000 to 70,000 annually. In order...