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  • Author:
    Philip Witt,Mary Alice Conroy
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    0195322649
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2008)
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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a. .The present book focuses on evaluations for civil commitment of sexually violent predators (SVPs).

This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas.

One of the books in the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series published by Oxford University Press, Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of sexually violent offenders.

The book seems geared toward novice psychologists who are just preparing to step into this specialty area and to conduct their first Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) evaluation

The book seems geared toward novice psychologists who are just preparing to step into this specialty area and to conduct their first Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) evaluation. However, if someone reads this manual and thinks she is prepared, she will be walking into a minefield, as the book skirts the major controversies with which even a beginning evaluator should be familiar.

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Evaluating sex offenders under sexually violent predator laws: How might mental health professionals conceptualize the notion of volitional impairment? Article. Aggress violent beh. Cynthia Calkins. Thus, expert testimony provided by these professionals has taken a central role in the commitment determinations.

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Keywords: forensic assessment, practice survey, psychological testing. mental health assessment. In forensic mental health assessments (FMHAs), evaluators. assess relevant psychological and legal constructs with the primary. This article is intended solely for the personal use of the individual user and is not to be disseminated broadly.

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.The present book focuses on evaluations for civil commitment of sexually violent predators (SVPs). Although this book focuses on evaluating SVP cases, the considerations discussed in this book, such as determining a sex offender's risk to reoffend, apply to evaluations of sex offenders in other contexts (e.g., community notification, sentence enhancement, and probationary management) as well.

wanderpool
My husband bought this for work.
It arrived quickly and was very helpful.
Whitestone
Nice book, no writing noted...will buy again
Iesha
Excellent review, incorporates current research, the authors and editors are the top experts in the field.
Ttexav
I was looking forward to reading this book, as the editors of this new "best practices" series are some of the luminaries in forensic psychology and there is a need for a thoughtful and objective analysis of forensic psychology practice in this controversial niche. Unfortunately, I found this book both simplistic and one-sided.

The book seems geared toward novice psychologists who are just preparing to step into this specialty area and to conduct their first Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) evaluation. However, if someone reads this manual and thinks she is prepared, she will be walking into a minefield, as the book skirts the major controversies with which even a beginning evaluator should be familiar. For example, controversial "actuarial" instruments are presented as if they are much more scientifically validated and generally accepted in the field than is the case. Other major controversies, such as those pertaining to treatment efficacy and to diagnostic validity (of paraphilia, antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, pedophilia, and personality disorder "not otherwise specified" - the main psychiatric conditions used to justify civil commitment), are presented superficially or not at all. The authors' extensive reliance on material written by state evaluators perpetuates a subtle bias. Critical scholarship is barely mentioned or omitted altogether.

Anyone who relies on this manual to prepare herself to work in this complex and controversial area will find herself in a deep sea of trouble.
Agantrius
This book provides the reader with a solid overview of the major issues in a complicated area of sexual offender assessment. Risk, mental disorder and the elusive "nexus" between the mental disorder and risk, the issue of "volitional control", are discussed at length. That said, each state has its own unique way to accomplish this task, with different foci, and variations in interpretations of the legal language. It would be impossible to cover all these variations in a single book of reasonable length. This book is cogently written, if a little stilted at times, due to the structure imposed by the series editors.

Anyone actually intending to do these evaluations and testify in civil commitment hearings should read this book (and Dennis Doren's 2002 book, and The Sexual Predator series from Civic Research Institute, and Brodsky's books on testify in court, and ...) before attempting this incredibly difficult and important task. There is no one book (yet) that covers this specialized field with enough breadth and depth to explain it all. I welcome this addition and consider it an excellent text for a graduate-level class in Forensic Psychology.
Onath
This book provides a solid foundation for people who conduct psychological or psychiatric evaluations relevant to sexually violent predators. It is clear and well written. No single book can encompass everything known in the field, nor can it encompass all the controversies. But this book provides good background understanding and practical, how-do-you-do-it guidance, all within a solid framework for conducting forensic evaluations.