- Alec Buchanan and Lisa Wootton lead a global team of contributors bringing together a variety of approaches, practical experiences and expertise
- Fully updated content reflects the latest developments in the social, administrative and clinical context within which offenders receive mental health care in the community
- This multidisciplinary text offers both a practical and scholarly approach to the care of mentally disordered offenders, providing you with a framework for best practice as well as a concise discussion of the wider social and ethical contexts surrounding the field
New to this Edition:
- Several new authors offer fresh perspectives in many key sections of the text
- Includes new chapters on the treatment of sex offenders and personality-disordered offenders making sure you are abreast of recent key debates in the field
The thoroughly revised second edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the latest developments in the social context, management, and treatment of offenders in mental health care. In recent years there has been significant changes in the public perception of crime and the mentally ill offender, enhanced by research into causal links between violence and mental illness, and the increased publicity of the risk mentally disordered offenders could pose to the community. These, and other various factors, have significantly increased service development and research into psychological and pharmacological treatments and the rate of re-offending.
Over three sections this essential guide explores key topics for discussion in the field. Part One critically examines the social, administrative and clinical context within which care is given in the modern day. Part Two discusses treatment and the evaluation of risk when determining the most appropriate treatment, whilst Part Three explores psychiatric services and their relationship with other agencies. Fully updated to ensure new areas for discussion are included, this book includes new chapters on relevant debates in the field such as US provision for the mentally disordered leaving prison, community management of sexual offending, the relationships between care and coercion, and the treatment of personality disorders.
Written and edited by a global team of experts in the field, this book provides readers with useful insight into the social, clinical, and institutional contexts of this complex and relevant issue.
Table of Contents
The social, administrative, and clinical context
1: Society, madness, and control, Nikolas Rose
2: UK health policy in relation to mentally disordered offenders in the community, Jane Senior, Adrian Hayes, and Jenny Shaw
3: US outpatient commitment in context: when is it ethical and how can we tell?, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Marvin S. Swartz, and Daniel D. Mosele
4: The law in England and Wales on mental health treatment in the community, Jo Beswick and Michael Gunn
5: Achieving positive outcomes for justice-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders, David A. D'Amora, Mai P. Tran, and Fred Osher
6: Psychiatric disorder and individual violence: evidence and perceptions, Joan Busfield
The provision of care
7: Recovery and recidivism reduction for offenders with mental illness: need identification and associated interventions, Merrill Rotter, Virginia Barber-Rioja, and Faith Schombs
8: Treatment and management of personality disordered offenders in the community, Nikki Jeffcote and Jackie Craissati
9: Treatment with medication: side effects, adherence and risk, Derek K. Tracy and Fiona Gaughran
10: Out-patient psychotherapeutic approaches with mentally-disordered offenders, Kingsley Norton and Cleo Van Velsen
11: Sex offender treatment, John M. W. Bradford, Giovana V de Amorim Levin, Adekunle Ahmed, and Sanjiv Gulati
12: Violence risk in community settings, Alec Buchanan and Michael A. Norko
Services, policies, and controversy
13: Community psychiatric treatment under legal mandates: the international experience, Alec Buchanan, Steve Kisely, Daniel Moseley, Jorun Rugkåsa, Jeffrey Swanson, Marvin Swartz
14: Avoiding legal barriers to transition of mentally disordered offenders to general mental health care, John Dawson and Tom Burns
15: Multiple agencies with diverse goals, James McGuire and Lisa Wootton
16: The community mental health team and the mentally disordered offender, Frank Holloway and Tony Davies
17: The interface of general psychiatric and forensic psychiatric services: clinical management, Lisa Wootton, Tom Fahy, Simon Wilson, and Alec Buchanan
Edited by Alec Buchanan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Division of Law and Psychiatry, New Haven, USA, and Lisa Wootton, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; Honorary Researcher, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopment Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Alec Buchanan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Division of Law and Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, USA.
Lisa Wootton is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK and Honorary Researcher at the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopment Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.
Reviews and Awards
Review from previous edition This volume, encyclopedic in scope, consists of 324 pages of valuable information backed up by 1000 references. It also serves as a useful template for any group seeking to start a forensic treatment program. The information is clearly stated, explaining how practice is actually conducted every day by the average practitioner. The book is both a how-to and hands-on guide, yet erudite and scholarly . . . I highly recommend this text - in my opinion, without major flaws - as it provides an in-depth discussion of the major issues that clinicians encounter, both in individual practices and as team members in a community setting. It is likely to be difficult reading for those new to forensics, but with time and effort, much can be learned. - Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 65:6
Clinically [the book] is well informed and evidence based, but its excellence is to place that material in a wider ethical and moral context. This is a book that . . . should be a core text for forensic practitioners, as well as providing important reading for those with an interest in forensic psychiatry or who are responsible for planning forensic services. - Psychological Medicine, 33
Alec Buchanan has assembled a high-class list of contributors for this book . . . I do recommed that all of those involved in the care of mentally disordered offenders consider this book. - British Journal of Psychiatry
Buchanan's book is a multidiscplinary text on the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in the community. I found it refreshing and a pleasure to read. It has no inhibitions and does not dwell on role conflicts in working with mentally disordered offenders . . . He and his contributors beautifully differentiate between the subtleties of the theoretical and practical components of addressing mental health problems and criminogenic need within a risk assessment framework incorporating the wider social context. This book, therefore, offers a cogent framework for practice. I strongly recommend it to all forensic community nurses and those working in low-secure settings as it offers a wealth of guidance. It sets the standard in the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in community settings in the UK and has the makings of a classic text. - Nursing Times