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Sexual Offending Risk Evaluation

Sexual Offending Risk Evaluation  

Kirk Heilbrun, David DeMatteo, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, and Casey LaDuke

in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook (2 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261672
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941551.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
This chapter concerns the evaluation of sexual offenders, particularly for the purpose of legal decision-making that incorporates risk assessment. Laws in some states and the federal ... More
Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators  

Philip Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.001.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This online resource presents up-to-date information and ... More
Forensic Mental Health Concepts

Forensic Mental Health Concepts  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 2 explores forensic mental health concepts relating to the evaluation of SVPs. It discusses constructs defining mental disorder or abnormality (DSM diagnoses, Avix I diagnoses, Axis ... More
The Legal Context

The Legal Context  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 1 discusses the legal context of sex offences, including the sociolegal purpose and history, legal context for sex offender evaluations, SVP civil commitment statues, legal ... More
Empirical Foundations and Limits

Empirical Foundations and Limits  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits of SVP evaluation. It explores the SVP population, and common groupings used by research studies, diagnosing a disorder, assessing ... More
Preparation for the Evaluation

Preparation for the Evaluation  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 4 outlines preparations for the SVP evaluation. It discusses types of evaluation appointment, rules specific to the jurisdiction, risk management recommendations, collateral ... More
Data Collection

Data Collection  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 5 outlines the processes of data collection. This includes file reviews, conducting interviews with evaluees, obtaining collateral information, psychological testing, ... More
Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Ivan Kruh and Thomas Grisso

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 7 outlines report writing and testimony. It details the different aspects of an SVP evaluation report or testimony, such as introductory elements, background information, mental ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 6 discusses interpretation of data. This includes jurisdiction considerations, using data to form opinions, evaluating hypotheses, unclear fit between data and hypothesis, and ... More

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