Risk Assessment in Forensic Practice

  • David Crighton
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Outlines current practice in an accessible and clear format and discusses major critiques as well as the ways in which current practice might be developed to improve public protection Rejects the idea that clinical assessments of risk are generally ineffective and stresses the role of environmental context Offers insight into the ways in which current practice might be improved and calls for greater analysis and methodological rigor
Introduction 1. Key Issues in Risk 2. The Language of Risk 3. Current Practice in Risk: Actuarial and Algorithmic Approaches 4. Current Practice in Risk: Structured Clinical Judgement Approaches 5. Critiques of Current Practice: Socio-Legal Perspectives 6. Critiques of Current Practice: Risk Analysis Perspectives 7. Critiques of Current Practice: Psychological Perspectives 8. Dealing with Risk Better: Analysis and Treatment of Risks 9. Dealing with Risk Better: Probabilistic Risk Assessment 10. Dealing with Risk Better: Changing the Environment
"Risk Assessment in Forensic Practice is an astonishing accomplishment. David Crighton provides a trenchant and sweeping analysis of cutting-edge research on the prediction and management of violent behavior. Historically grounded and written in clear, jargon-free prose, this work is sure to have an immense and long-lasting impact on the field." John Monahan, PhD, John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, USA "David Crighton has done the field a great service in writing this book. He provides an analysis of contemporary forensic practice that is both thoughtful and balanced and which invites the reader to engage with foundational knowledge about the history, meaning, and nature of risk. David then, rather gently it should be said, draws our attention to the problems that will inevitably surface if we continue to simply follow convention, before offering some concrete suggestions for strengthening and advancing practice. Whilst this is both an easy and engaging read, David challenges us all to do much better. Please take the time to read this important contribution!" Professor Andrew Day, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. "This book is an articulate and authoritative examination of risk assessment in forensic practice. An in-depth exploration of both current and historic issues in theory and practice that will be a catalyst for much needed discussion and reform. An invaluable and accessible resource for forensic psychologists and other scholars, front-line practitioners and policy makers." Dr Roxanne Khan, Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM), University of Central Lancashire, UK. "Based on the fundamental but often ignored distinction between risk and uncertainty, this comprehensive and easy-to-read book provides an excellent introduction to risk assessment, its tools, and its future. It is essential for forensic practice, but also for a better understanding of human judgment, the nature of probability, and the nature of rationality." Gerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin "This is an important and timely contribution to the discussion of risk within forensic psychology which examines many of the false assumptions that are often made about the predictive capabilities associated with a range of calculative practices within risk analysis for human subjects. The book should be required reading for practitioners in forensic and clinical psychology as well as students involved in a diverse set of areas within psychology practice and social care." Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Research Professor of Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow
Uitgavejaar 2022
ISBN 9780367622534
Serie New Frontiers in Forensic Psychology
Verschijningsdatum 18 jul. 2022
Omvang 202
Auteur(s) David Crighton
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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