Trauma-Informed Forensic Practice

Editor : Phil Willmot, Editor : Lawrence Jones

Trauma-Informed Forensic Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 424
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 96256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367626914
  • ISBN 10 : 0367626918

Reviews and Endorsements

"This is an essential introduction to trauma-informed care in an area where it is most needed - the forensic and criminal justice system. Perpetrators often begin as victims, and unless we take on the implications of this, we will never break the cycle of offending. In this extremely comprehensive overview, Willmot and Jones, and a range of experienced contributor, show how this perspective can be applied in a very wide range of settings and client groups. They believe that 'forensic psychology is currently due a paradigm shift.' This book is a crucial contribution to that process." - Dr Lucy Johnstone, co-author of the Power Threat Meaning Framework

"A compassionate understanding of trauma-related pathways into crime has tended to be associated with fears of collusion with offending behaviour, or excuses around culpability. However, this wide-ranging and immensely thoughtful book makes a compelling case for placing trauma-informed approaches at the heart of rehabilitation. This is a great read for both practitioners and service leaders." - Dr Jackie Craissati MBE, Consultant Clinical & forensic Psychologist.

"For anyone working in, or interested in, forensic and Criminal Justice services this textbook is both authoritative and groundbreaking in its approach to trauma informed forensic practice. Distinctively, trauma is not simply conceptualized as the product of individual development, but rather the traumas of wider structural inequalities are acknowledged too. It is especially gratifying to see a group of practitioners making such a substantial academic contribution to the field. As academics we have much to learn from this collection of perspectives. I am confident that it will be the go-to text in this field for academics, policy makers and practitioners across and beyond the forensic field. Congratulations to all involved in the production of this weighty volume and especially the editors for orchestrating such a commendable collection of expert and insightful chapters. Very well worth a read, I wholeheartedly endorse it." - Graham Towl, Professor of Forensic Psychology, Durham University and visiting Clinical Professor, Newcastle University and formerly inaugural Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology and Chief Psychologist, Ministry of Justice, England and Wales.

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