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Assessing Acute Risk of Violence in Military Veterans  

Eric B. Elbogen and Robert Graziano

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Research has shown aggression toward others is a problem in a subset of military veterans. Predicting this kind of aggression would be immensily helpful in clinical settings. To our ... More

Children as Victims: Preventing and Reporting Child Maltreatment and Abuse  

Cynthia Cupit Swenson and Sarah L. Logan

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Oct 2016
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Jan 2015
Child maltreatment is a significant global public health problem that impacts children’s health and mental health while young but also can follow them into adulthood, potentially carrying ... More

Decision Support Tools in the Evaluation of Risk for Violence  

Adam J. E. Blanchard, Catherine S. Shaffer, and Kevin S. Douglas

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Professionals often utilize some form of structured approach (i.e., decision support tool or risk assessment instrument) when evaluating the risk of future violence and associated ... More

Elder Abuse: Prevention and Reporting  

Joah L. Williams, Melba Hernandez, and Ron Acierno

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Elder abuse and neglect are serious problems affecting tens of thousands of older adults each year. In this chapter, we discuss elder abuse in its various forms (including emotional, ... More

Evaluating and Managing the Risk of Violence in Clinical Practice with Adults  

Daniel C. Murrie and Sharon Kelley

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2015
Although concerns about violence risk emerge regularly in routine clinical practice, many clinicians feel underprepared to assess and manage violence risk. One problem is that the rich ... More

Forensic Aspects of Sleep Medicine  

Rosalind D. Cartwright

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Sleep medicine has extended into two areas with legal implications: 1) public policy regarding work-related accidents caused by excessive sleepiness and 2) harm done during partial ... More

Friendship and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Deviancy Training and Coercive Joining as Dynamic Mediators  

Thomas J. Dishion, Hanjoe Kim, and Jenn-Yun Tein

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Nov 2015
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May 2015
This chapter examines the interpersonal influence of friendships in the amplification of problem behavior during adolescent development. Two dynamic influence processes are described: ... More

Homicide-Suicide  

Marc Hillbrand

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Oct 2016
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Apr 2015
Homicide-suicide entails a homicide followed by the perpetrator’s suicide within one week. The incidence of homicide-suicide in the US was 0.23% per 100,000 in 2013 (about 5% of all US ... More

Impulsivity in Adolescents  

Elizabeth K. Reynolds and Linda C. Mayes

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Adolescence is the time between the beginning of sexual maturation and adulthood, typically bounded by the ages of 13 to 19 years. One construct that holds a central place in many theories ... More

Incarceration and Development of Delinquency  

Sytske Besemer and Joseph Murray

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Nov 2015
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Oct 2014
In this essay, the authors provide an overview of theories and empirical studies on the relation between incarceration and reoffending and describe effects of parental incarceration on ... More

Interventions for the Reduction of Violence by Persons with Serious Mental Illnesses  

Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Johann Brink

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Oct 2016
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Mar 2016
Violence perpetrated by persons with serious mental illness (SMI), although certainly not the norm among this group, is of clinical and legal import in numerous legal settings. Among these ... More

Interventions in Forensic Settings: Juveniles in Residential Placement, Defendants in Drug Courts or Mental Health Courts, and Defendants in Forensic Hospitals as Incompetent to Stand Trial  

Kirk Heilbrun, Naomi Goldstein, David DeMatteo, Allison Hart, Christina L. Riggs Romaine, and Sanjay Shah

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May 2014
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Nov 2014
Interventions for criminal justice–involved populations have been an increasing focus of theoretical and research attention, and have also been recognized as among the “next frontier” of ... More

Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression  

Jennifer R. Fanning and Emil F. Coccaro

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2015
Aggression is a behavior with evolutionary origins, but in today’s society it’s often both destructive and maladaptive. The fact that aggression has a strong basis in biological factors ... More

The Psychological Treatment of Victims of Interpersonal Violence  

Monica M. Fitzgerald and Nyla Nasser

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2015
This chapter provides a brief overview of empirically supported psychosocial treatments for adults who have developed serious clinical psychiatric disorders, such as posttraumatic stress ... More

Substance Use and Crime  

Helene Raskin White

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Oct 2016
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Jul 2014
The author explores the associations between alcohol and drug use and crime. First, general theoretical models of the substance use–crime connection, including substance use causing crime, ... More

Teaching Forensic Clinical Psychology  

Matthew T. Huss and Vince Flynn

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide undergraduate instructors of courses in forensic clinical psychology with some guidance in curriculum planning and determining lecture material. ... More

Victims of Sexual Assault: Evaluation and Management  

Heidi S. Resnick, Kate Walsh, and Christal L. Badour

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Oct 2016
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Jan 2015
Given the high prevalence of sexual assault within both the general population and among college student samples, professionals working in a wide range of medical and mental health care ... More

Victims of Violence: Evaluation and Management  

Michael R. McCart and Kristyn Zajac

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2014
This chapter provides a brief overview on the prevalence and common consequences of violent victimization among adults. It also summarizes practice guidelines for the evaluation and ... More

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