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Advances in Preventing and Treating Violence and Aggression

Assessment and Obligatory Treatment of Violent and Sexually Violent Offenders

Integrating Research and Practice

Editors: Hornsveld, R.H.J., Kraaimaat, F.W., Gijs, L.A.C., Palmer, E.J. (Eds.)

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  • Describes assessment and treatment programs for sexual and nonsexual violent offenders with cluster B personality or conduct disorders
  • Examines theories, legal aspects, and psychological and neurobiological characteristics of forensic psychiatric offenses
  • Discusses pitfalls of self-report questionnaires
  • Details how to gather information and formulate functional analyses to establish effective individual treatment plans
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This book examines the assessment and obligatory treatment programs for violent and sexually violent offenders – primarily adolescents and adults – diagnosed with cluster B personality disorder or a conduct disorder. It describes concepts, theories, and legal aspects as well as the psychological and neurobiological characteristics of violent and sexually violent offenders and forensic psychiatric patients. Chapters review treatment programs and provide guidelines for gathering additional information and formulating functional analyses to establish individual treatment plans. In addition, chapters offer treatment modules for violent offenders and sexually violent offenders and address specific problems that may be encountered in practice and how to overcome these problems. The book concludes with the editors’ recommendations for future research in offender assessment and rehabilitation.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Heuristic models of aggressive and sexually aggressive behavior.
  • The use of self-reporting questionnaires in offender populations.
  • Reliable assessment instruments.
  • The effectiveness of existing rehabilitation programs. 
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment modules for violent and sexually violent offenders.
  • Self-regulation and self-management skills to be used in rehabilitation programs.
  • Facilitating treatment integrity in penitentiary and forensic psychiatric institutions.

Assessment and Obligatory Treatment of Violent and Sexually Violent Offenders is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians/therapists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in forensic psychology, public health, criminology/criminal justice, and behavioral therapy and rehabilitation.

About the authors

Ruud H.J. Hornsveld, Ph.D., is a registered clinical psychologist and supervisor of the Dutch Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (VGCt). From 1997 to 2013, he was associated as a clinical psychologist and researcher with Forensic Psychiatric Center de Kijvelanden at Poortugaal, Netherlands. During this period, he assessed and treated violent and sexually violent forensic psychiatric in- and outpatients. Also, he developed and evaluated treatment programs for these populations. At the moment, he is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands. He regularly publishes on his work in national and international journals.

Floris W. Kraaimaat, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of medical psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He has published widely on clinical psychology, behavior therapy, and behavioral assessment. His current research includes topics such as the development of cognitive-behavioral interventions for patients with chronic disorders. Areas of special interest are emotion regulation and aggression.

Luk A.C. L. Gijs, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Interfaculty Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is a healthcare psychologist, sexologist, and supporter of the scientist-practitioner ideal. His main interests are risk assessment of sex offenders, treatment programs for sex offenders, and paraphilia.

Emma J. Palmer, Ph.D., is Reader in Forensic Psychology, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Behavior, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on offending behavior with specific interests such as the development of offending behavior (particularly social cognition and family / parenting), risk and needs assessment of offenders, and the design and evaluation of interventions with offenders.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Prevalence, Risks, Costs, Theories, and Legal Aspects

    Pages 3-37

    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J. (et al.)

  • Dynamic Risk Factors of Violent and Sexually Violent Offenders

    Pages 39-50

    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J. (et al.)

  • The Use of Self-Report Questionnaires

    Pages 51-65

    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J. (et al.)

  • Assessment of Violent and Sexually Violent Offenders

    Pages 67-101

    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J. (et al.)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) Programs for Violent Offenders and Sexually Violent Offenders: What Substantive Conditions Must Be Met?

    Pages 103-122

    Hornsveld, Ruud H. J. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27840-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27839-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment and Obligatory Treatment of Violent and Sexually Violent Offenders
Book Subtitle
Integrating Research and Practice
Editors
  • Ruud H.J. Hornsveld
  • Floris W. Kraaimaat
  • Luk A.C. Gijs
  • Emma J. Palmer
Series Title
Advances in Preventing and Treating Violence and Aggression
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27840-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27840-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27839-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 411
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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