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"...valuable sources for students for years to come...certain themes are repeated, despite the chapter headings being so different..." (Vista, Vol 8(3), May 2004)
James McGuire is a Reader in Clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his first degree in psychology at the University of Glasgow, his PhD in psychology from the University of Leicester based on cross-cultural research carried out in Hong Kong and obtained an MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. He has previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, and was for atime self-employed as a training consultant. He is a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and carries out assessment of offenders for criminal courts and Mental Health Review Tribunals.
About the Editor. List of Contributors. Series Editors' Preface. Preface. PART I: RESEARCH FINDINGS. Integrating Findings from Research Reviews (J. McGuire). The Effects of Therapeutic Communities and Milieu Therapy on Recidivism (D. Lipton, et al.). The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Methods on Recidivism (D. Lipton, et al.). Crime Treatment in Europe: A review of outcome studies (S. Redondo, et al.). Developmental Prevention Programmes: Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis (D. Farrington and B. Welsh). PART II: SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS, MODELS AND OUTCOMES. Low-Level Aggression: Definition, Escalation, Intervention (The late A. Goldstein). Intervening with Families of Troubled Youth: Functional Family Therapy and Parenting Wisely (D. Gordon). Alcohol, Aggression, and Violence (M. McMurran). Changing Beliefs of Spouse Abusers (M. Russell). Recent Developments in the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders (A. Beech and R. Mann). Serious Mental Disorder and Offending Behaviours (P. Mullen). PA RT III: IMPLEMENTATION AND POLICY ISSUES. Risk-Needs Assessment and Allocation to Offender Programmes (C. Hollin). The Policy Impact of a Survey of Programme Evaluations in England and Wales (T. Ellis and J. Winstone). The Common-Sense Revolution and Correctional Policy (P. Gendreau, et al.). Index.