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This expanded and updated new edition reflects the growing importance of the structured professional judgement approach to violence risk assessment and management. It offers comprehensive guidance on decision-making in cases where future violence is a potential issue. * Includes discussion of interventions based on newly developed instruments * Covers policy standards developed since the publication of the first edition * Interdisciplinary perspective facilitates collaboration between professionals * Includes contributions from P.Randolf Kropp, R. Karl Hanson, Mary-Lou Martin, Alec Buchanan and John Monahan
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Table of Contents

Tribute Dr. F.A.S. Jenson vi List of Figures vii List of Tables viii List of Boxes ix About the Authors x Foreword Alec Buchanan xii Preface to the Second Edition xviii Acknowledgements xxi 1 Decision Points 1 2 Points of View 8 3 Predictions and Errors 15 4 Developmental Trajectories 26 5 Symptomologies 33 6 Personality Disorders 47 7 Substance Abuse 55 8 Factors: Risk and Protective, Single, Multiple, and Interacting 61 9 SPJ Guides 72 10 Competitions 88 11 Planning 92 12 Transitions Mary-Lou Martin 98 13 Sequential Redirections 106 14 Implementations 116 15 Teaching and Researching SPJ Guides 123 16 Spousal Assaulters: Risk Assessment and Management P. Randall Kropp 138 17 Sex Offenders R. Karl Hanson 148 18 Teams 159 19 Communications 163 20 Getting it Wrong, Getting it Right (Mostly) 170 Questions 187 Afterword John Monahan, PhD 195 References 200 Index 224

About the Author

Christopher D. Webster is Professor Emeritus ofPsychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada, as well asProfessor Emeritus of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. AFellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the AmericanPsychological Association and the Royal Society of Canada, hispublications include the first edition of this volume(Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and Essential Writings in RiskAssessment and Management (2007), which he co-edited. Quazi Haque is Executive Medical Director forPartnerships in Care, one of the largest providers of mental healthservices in the UK. A Fellow of the UK Royal College ofPsychiatrists and former lecturer at the Institute ofPsychiatry s Home Office Teaching Unit, he collaborated withChristopher Webster in developing a structured professionaljudgement training programme at the Institute of Psychiatry atKings College London. Stephen J. Hucker is Professor of Psychiatry at theUniversity of Toronto, Canada. A specialist in forensic psychiatry,he is a former head of the forensic programs at Toronto sClarke Institute of Psychiatry and has lectured widely on forensicpsychiatry both to scientific and professional audiences. Hemaintains a private practice and is frequently called as an expertwitness in legal cases.

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"Violence Risk Assessment and Management is a compact book that excels in educating and enlightening the psychiatrist-in-training and the seasoned forensic psychiatrist about this important topic. I have waited nearly 40 years for this book." The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2015

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