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Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

Edited by Alec Buchanan and Lisa Wootton

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9780198738664
Published online November 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191801914 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198738664.001.0001
Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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This book examines the care of the mentally disordered offender in the community from a number of perspectives: the social, administrative, and clinical context; clinical aspects of care; and the relationships between psychiatric services for mentally disordered offenders and other agencies. It incorporates recent developments in treatment and policy, including an international analysis of the use of community treatment orders, which remain controversial and divide opinion. In the United States, efforts to improve treatment have focussed on improving continuity of care between prison and the community, and the book examines US jail and prison policy. Current UK health policy as applied to the mentally disordered offender is explained. Risk and risk thinking is a theme that runs through the book and is considered in terms of its effect on society, its influence on policy, and in terms of how risk assessment is applied in everyday clinical practice. Developments in psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive treatments for mentally disordered offenders are discussed, including consideration of the risk-need-responsivity model, which has become increasingly influential. The treatment of sex offenders and personality disorder offenders is considered specifically, as is pharmacological therapy. Most mentally disordered offenders are managed in the community by the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The role of the CMHT and its interface with specialist community forensic teams is considered, as is the interaction between mental health services and other agencies and the legal context within which they operate.

Book.  384 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry ; Forensic Psychiatry

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Society, madness, and control in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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UK health policy in relation to mentally disordered offenders in the community in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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US outpatient commitment in context: When is it ethical and how can we tell? in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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The law in England and Wales on mental health treatment in the community in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Achieving positive outcomes for justice-involved people with behavioural health disorders in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Psychiatric disorder and individual violence: Evidence and perceptions in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Recovery and recidivism reduction for offenders with mental illness in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Treatment and management of personality-disordered offenders in the community in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Treatment with medication: Side effects, adherence, and risk in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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Outpatient psychotherapeutic approaches with mentally disordered offenders in Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

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