Forensic work occurs across the criminal justice sector and the legal and health professions and intersects with work in a range of areas, such as child protection, family welfare, mental health, offending, disability and addictions, family violence programmes, juvenile justice and sexual assault centres. This book offers contemporary perspectives on forensic policy and practice from the range of practitioners working with people within the forensic domain and canvasses ideas about risk and offending behaviours together with ideas about effective responses to rehabilitation and recovery.

The contributors to this proposed book are drawn from the practitioners, policy contributors, advocates and researchers in mental health, welfare, law, criminology, policing and health. Negligible attention has been paid to forensic policy and practice; this proposed book offers cross-national attention to how mental health, welfare and justice systems intersect, who they affect, and how practitioners structure effective responses for vulnerable people within the forensic domain.

A particular strength of the book is its international focus, making it relevant to academics and practitioners who work in this field around the world.

chapter |6 pages

Introducing the forensic domain

ByRosemary Sheehan, James Ogloff

part I|75 pages

The forensic domain

chapter 1|16 pages

Practising in the forensic context

A cross-disciplinary perspective through the social work lens
ByRosemary Sheehan

chapter 2|14 pages

Implementing the risk paradigm in forensic mental health

Evidence and values
ByAndrew Carroll

chapter 3|12 pages

Beyond the risk paradigm

Maintaining the place of the client in criminal justice interventions
ByChris Trotter

chapter 4|18 pages

Risk management

ByGloria Kirwan

chapter 5|14 pages

Sexual offending

ByKatie Seidler, Emma Collins, Rima Nasr, Chris Lennings

part II|68 pages

Care, control and community

chapter 6|13 pages

Neoliberalism and ‘welfare’ in the shadow of the prison

ByPaul Michael Garrett

chapter 7|15 pages

Solution-focused justice in the time of ‘law and order’

ByJelena Popovic

chapter 8|11 pages

From care to community

Leaving the ‘community of custodial care’ and the challenge of community transition
ByGrant Burkitt, Daniel Kinston, Ronan McLoughlin

chapter 9|11 pages

Policing young people

ByStuart Thomas

chapter 10|17 pages

Child sexual abuse

Providing protection and turning away from future offending
ByJames R. P. Ogloff, Margaret Cutajar

part III|54 pages

Justice, welfare and mental health

chapter 11|12 pages

Significant harm

The application of the law in practice with vulnerable children
ByAnna Gupta

chapter 12|16 pages

Policing, custody and mental illness

ByIan Cummins

chapter 13|11 pages

Mental health and the courts

ByRonald D. Francis

chapter 14|14 pages

Vulnerability and resilience in the criminal justice system

ByPeta Barry, Julie Ann Pooley, Maryam Omari

part IV|69 pages

Rehabilitation and recovery

chapter 15|15 pages

The recovery environment

Health, homelessness and criminal justice
ByWilliam Holt, Jacqueline Blatt

chapter 16|17 pages

Mental health services in prison

BySheila Howitt, Lindsay Thomson

chapter 17|16 pages

After prison

Managing re-integration, mental health and desistance from offending
ByFlora I. Matheson, Amanda Brazil, Pamela Forrester

chapter 18|13 pages

Substance abuse and offending

Pathways to recovery
ByDavid Best, Michael Savic

chapter 19|7 pages

Balancing legal, cultural and human rights with the forensic paradigm

ByJames Ogloff, Rosemary Sheehan