This expanded and updated new edition reflects the growing importance of the structured professional judgement approach to violence risk assessment and management. It offers comprehensive guidance on decision-making in cases where future violence is a potential issue.
Includes discussion of interventions based on newly developed instruments
Covers policy standards developed since the publication of the first edition
Interdisciplinary perspective facilitates collaboration between professionals
Includes contributions from P.Randolf Kropp, R. Karl Hanson, Mary-Lou Martin, Alec Buchanan and John Monahan
Christopher D. Webster is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada, as well as Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. A Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association and the Royal Society of Canada, his publications include the first edition of this volume (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and Essential Writings in Risk Assessment and Management (2007), which he co-edited. Quazi Haque is Executive Medical Director for Partnerships in Care, one of the largest providers of mental health services in the UK. A Fellow of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists and former lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry’s Home Office Teaching Unit, he collaborated with Christopher Webster in developing a structured professional judgement training programme at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London. Stephen J. Hucker is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada. A specialist in forensic psychiatry, he is a former head of the forensic programs at Toronto’s Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and has lectured widely on forensic psychiatry both to scientific and professional audiences. He maintains a private practice and is frequently called as an expert witness in legal cases.