The book, written by some of the leading researchers in the world in the field of mental illness and crime, starts by reviewing investigations of crime and violence by the mentally ill in the community, in hospitals and in correctional facilities. It goes on to review the development of offending and violent behaviour among persons with mental illness. Subsequent chapters document what is known about the effective prevention of offending and violent behaviour among the mentally ill. The provision of treatment in the community, in hospitals and correctional facilities is then critically reviewed and discussed, with specific descriptions of pharmacological and behavioural treatments. Compliance with treatment is discussed at length. Methodological issues in measuring the effectiveness of treatment of mentally ill offenders are described, with recommendations for future studies to evaluate treatments.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. I: Violence by the Mentally Ill: Prevalence, Triggers, and Determinants. Major Mental Disorders and Crime in the Community: A Focus on Patient Populations and Cohort Investigations; P.A. Brennan, et al. Reducing Violence Risk: Diagnostically Based Clues from the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study; J. Monahan, P.S. Appelbaum. Immediate Precursors of Violence Among Persons with Mental Illness: A Return to a Situational Perspective; H.J. Steadman, E. Silver. Commentary: Monahan and Appelbaum, 'Reducing Violence Risk: Diagnostically Based Clues from the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study'; Steadman and Silver, 'Immediate Precursors of Violence Among Persons with Mental Illness: A Return to a Situational Perspective'; G. Côté. Etiological Factors Linked to Criminal Violence and Adult Mental Illness; J.A. Tehrani, S.A. Mednick. Commentary: Tehrani and Mednick, 'Etiological Factors Linked to Criminal Violence and Adult Mental Illness'; M. Virkkunen. The Etiology and Development of Offending Among Persons with Major Mental Disorders: Conceptual and Methodological Issues and Some Preliminary Findings; S. Hodgins. II: Assessment, Effective Treatment, and Management. Capturing Change: An Approach to Managing Violence and Improving Mental Health; C.D. Webster, et al. Treatment Implications of the Antecedents of Criminality and Violence in Schizophrenia and Major Affective Disorders; J.D. Bloom, et al. Pharmacological Intervention for Preventing Violence Among the Mentally Ill with Secondary Alcohol- and Drug-Use Disorders; J. Tiihonen, M.S. Swartz. Pharmacological Interventions for Preventing Violence Among the Mentally Ill with Co-occurring Personality Disorders; J. Volavka, L. Citrome. III: Preventing Violence in Hospitals. Institutional Violence Among the Mentally Ill; V.L. Quinsey. High-Risk Factors for Violence: Emerging Evidence and Its Relevance to Effective Treatment and Prevention of Violence on Psychiatric Wards; S. Bjørkly. Violence Against Others by Psychiatric Hospital Inpatients with Psychosis: Prevention Strategies and Challenges to Their Evaluation; P.J. Taylor, H. Schanda. Effective Treatment Strategies for Preventing Violence on Psychiatric Wards; G. Fransson. IV: Preventing Violence in Correctional Facilities. Major Mental Disorder and Violence in Correctional Settings: Size Specificity and Implications for Practice; D.J. Cooke. Effective Treatment for Disturbed Violent Prisoners? H. Toch. V: Preventing Violence in the Community. The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Community Treatment Programmes in Preventing Crime and Violence Among Those with Severe Mental Illness in the Community; K. Heilbrun, L. Peters. Commentary: Heilbrun and Peters, 'The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Community Treatment Programmes in Preventing Crime and Violence Among Those with Severe Mental Illness in the Community'; J. McGuire. Social Services Necessary for Community Treatment Programmes Designed to Prevent Crime and Violence Among Persons with Major Mental Disorders; G. Høyer. Social and Community Services and the Risk for Violence Among People with Serious Psychiatric Disorders: In Search of Mechanisms; S.E. Estroff. Community Treatment Programmes in Europe and the United Kingdom that Have Proven Effective in Preventing Violence by the Mentally Ill in the Community: Administrative, Organizational, Legal, and Clinical Aspects; R. Ferris. Treatment of Mentally Ill Offenders in the Community: A Clinical Perspective; P. Gottlieb, A. Finzen.