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Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

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ISBN13: 9780470854105
ISBN: 0470854103
Published: March 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

For over a century, developmental disabilities have been associated with crime in prejudicial and pejorative contexts. Offenders with Developmental Disabilities provides a balanced, comprehensive review of the prevalence, nature and development of offending by those with intellectual disabilities. Not only does this volume include coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment ideas, strategies and plans, but also places the field in a historical, legal and ethical context. William Lindsay, John Taylor and Peter Sturmey have brought together a wealth of contributors from differing backgrounds to share new material and knowledge of assessments, treatment, and service issues in a single volume.

Divided into five parts, Part I opens with theoretical issues; Part II deals with legal and services contexts including ethical concerns; Part III considers risk assessment, general assessment and approaches to evaluation; Part IV addresses specific issues of sexual offending, anger and aggression, fire raising, dual diagnosis, female offenders and personality disorder; Part V concludes with service development, professional and research issues. Forensic practitioners and students from psychology and psychiatry, lawyers and advocates, nurses and social workers will all find this comprehensive and practical book an inspiration in taking this field forward.

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About the Editors.; List of Contributors. ;Series Editors' Preface. ;Preface. ;PART 1; THEORETICAL ISSUES. ;1. Theoretical approaches to criminal behaviour (William R. Lindsay, Peter Sturmey and John L. Taylor). ;2. Criminal behaviour and developmental disability (Anthony J. Holland). ;PART II; LEGAL AND SERVICE CONTEXTS ;3. Legal issues (George S. Baroff, Michael Gunn and Susan Hayes). ;4. Alternative disposals for offenders with developmental disabilities (Susan Hayes). ;5. Ethical issues (Jennifer Clegg).
PART II;I ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION. ;6. Assessment of people with developmental disabilities in the criminal justice system (Edwin J. Mikkelsen). ;7. Risk assessment and management (Vernon L. Quinsey).; 8. Approaches to the evaluation of outcomes in work with developmentally disabl ed offenders (Nigel Beail). ;PART IV; TREATMENT AND PROGRAMME ISSUES. ;9. Approaches to treatment for sex offenders with developmental disabilities (William R. Lindsay). ;10. Treatment of sexually aggressive behaviours in community and secure settings (Michael C. Clark, Jay Rider, Frank Caparulo and Mark Steege). ;11. Treatment of anger and aggression (John L. Taylor, Raymond W. Novaco, Bruce T. Gillmer and Alison Robertson). ;12. Treatment of fire-setting behaviour (John L. Taylor, Ian Thorne and Michael L. Slavkin). ;13. Treatment of developmentally disabled offenders with dual diagnosis (Anne H.W. Smith and Gregory O'Brien). ;14. Treatment and management of women with developmental disabilities who offend (Kathleen Kendall). ;15. Treatment and management of developmentally disabled offenders with personality disorders (Andrew H. Reid, William R. Lindsay, Jacqueline Law and Peter Sturmey). ;PART V; SERVICE DEVELOPMENT, PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH ISSUES.; 16. Staff support and development (Anthony F. Perini). ;17. Research and development (William R. Lindsay, Peter Sturmey and John L. Taylor). Index.