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The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

by Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

  • Hardback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

Serial homicide. Stalking. Arson. Gang crime. Who are the people behind these acts of terrible violence? What are their stories? And what is it like to sit opposite them? Dr Gwen Adshead is one of... (more)

Psychotherapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: The Invisible Men

Psychotherapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: The Invisible Men

by Alan Corbett

  • Paperback £29.99

While the psychotherapeutic world has made significant strides in documenting the treatment of women victims of sexual abuse, little has been written on therapeutic responses to men. This may be... (more)

Forensic Group Psychotherapy: The Portman Clinic Approach

Forensic Group Psychotherapy: The Portman Clinic Approach

Edited by John Woods, Andrew Williams

  • Paperback £29.99

Forensic Group Psychotherapy: The Portman Clinic Approach stands as a comprehensive account of theoretical and practical approaches to the group treatment of patients who present with problematic... (more)

Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality

Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality

by Estela V. Welldon

  • Paperback £34.99

Estela Welldon brings together a generous selection derived from her many literary gems, in which she illustrates her groundbreaking-and sometimes explosive-studies of female sexuality and... (more)

The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives

The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives

Edited by J. Reid Meloy

  • Paperback £40.99

This is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore... (more)

Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise

Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise

by Gaby Breitenbach

  • Paperback £32.99

This book is primarily for psychotherapists, but is also for professionals such as lawyers, judges, doctors, and the clergy, and for victims. Different perspectives describe worlds of sadistic... (more)

Working with Violence: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach

Working with Violence: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach

by Jessica Yakeley

  • Paperback £33.99

It has become an urgent priority to tackle the problem of violence. But in an age preoccupied with public protection and risk, violent behaviour is more likely to provoke a punitive response than any... (more)

Personality Disorder: The Definitive Reader

Personality Disorder: The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead, Caroline Jacob

  • Paperback £27.99

Offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders.... (more)

Violence in Children: Understanding and Helping Those Who Harm

Violence in Children: Understanding and Helping Those Who Harm

Edited by Rosemary Campher

  • Paperback £34.99

This book explores various aspects of violence and the attendant emotional, psychological, biological and social features that may be found to accompany these states in children. It highlights the... (more)

Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes

Offenders' Memories of Violent Crimes

Edited by Sven-Ake Christianson

  • Print £47.75

Violent offenders often claim amnesia in order to avoid punishment. It is important for investigators and juries to ascertain whether such amnesia is genuine or feigned; an offender with amnesia is... (more)

A Matter of Security: The Application of Attachment Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

A Matter of Security: The Application of Attachment Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Edited by Friedemann Pfafflin, Gwen Adshead

  • Paperback £39.99

This book also discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understanding both interpersonal violence and... (more)

Forensic Case Histories: Understanding Serious Offending Behaviour in Men

Forensic Case Histories: Understanding Serious Offending Behaviour in Men

by Jackie Craissati

  • Paperback £32.99

Forensic Case Histories: Understanding Serious Offending Behaviour in Men examines men's violent and sexual offending behaviours, outlined through a series of real offender narratives, from a... (more)

Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery

Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery

Edited by David Best, Charlotte Colman

  • Paperback £27.59 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.40)

Although there is a strong and growing literature in the two areas of desistance and addiction recovery, they have developed along parallel pathways with little systematic assessment of the empirical... (more)

Understanding Psychopathy: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

Understanding Psychopathy: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

by Nicholas D. Thomson

  • Paperback £34.99

Understanding Psychopathy is an essential, accessible new guide on psychopathy and its development. Through the lens of the biopsychosocial model, Thomson explores a wide range of factors... (more)

Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs

Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs

Edited by Angela Foster

  • Paperback £26.99

Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs brings together stories about mothers who are accused of harming, and in some cases killing, their children, children who... (more)

Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach

Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach

by Stephen Blumenthal, Heather Wood

  • Paperback £32.99

Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach offers the practitioner a novel framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues involved in assessing and managing risks related to violence and sexual... (more)

Forensic Psychotherapy

Forensic Psychotherapy

Edited by Jessica Yakeley, Gill McGauley

  • Hardback £120.00

Forensic psychotherapy explores the roots of violent, sexual and antisocial behaviour. It is a relatively recently created discipline that applies psychoanalytic knowledge to the assessment,... (more)

Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate, and How we can Protect Ourselves and our Children

Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate, and How we can Protect Ourselves and our Children

by Anna Salter

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A nationally renowned consultant on sex offenders offers a chilling and insightful psychological profile of this particular kink in the human animal, revealing how they think and how and why they... (more)

Personal construct perspectives on forensic psychology:

Personal construct perspectives on forensic psychology:

by James Horley

  • Print £32.99

This volume provides a new approach to the three main areas of application of forensic psychology; rehabilitation of offenders, work with police, and research and consultation on legal issues and... (more)

Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behaviour

Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behaviour

by Theodore Millon

  • Paperback £45.99

Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Encompassing all the significant viewpoints regarding the nature of... (more)

The Psychology of Group Aggression

The Psychology of Group Aggression

by Arnold P. Goldstein

  • Print £56.25

This book's comprehensive journey starts with group dynamics theory and research by reviewing its relationship to aggression. The author provides a unique and valuable insight into the different... (more)

Neither Bad Nor Mad: Competing Discourses of Psychiatry, Law, Politics

Neither Bad Nor Mad: Competing Discourses of Psychiatry, Law, Politics

by Deidre N Greig

  • Print £39.99

This book looks at what happened when the government of Victoria, Australia, enacted special legislation to detain one person with a severe antisocial personality disorder on the grounds of his... (more)

Psychlogical Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment and the Law

Psychlogical Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment and the Law

Edited by William J. Koch, Tonia L. Nicholls

  • Print £48.49

Focussing especially on posttraumatic stress disorder, it addresses the current status and empirical limitations of forensic assessments of psychological injuries and alerts readers to common... (more)

Memory and suggestibility in the forensic interview:

Memory and suggestibility in the forensic interview:

Edited by Jodi A. Quas, Mitchell L. Eisen

  • Hardback £125.00

Memories are the ultimate foundation of testimony in legal settings ranging from criminal trials to divorce mediations and custody hearings. Yet there is mounting evidence of the various ways in... (more)

Mad or Bad?: A Critical Approach to Counselling and Forensic Psychology

Mad or Bad?: A Critical Approach to Counselling and Forensic Psychology

Edited by Andreas Vossler, Catriona Havard

  • Paperback £29.99

A cutting-edge text that provides a comprehensive introduction to mental health problems and criminal behaviour, this book explores the link between mental health and criminality and considers the... (more)

The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy: Treatment Manuals for Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy (G-CAMT) and Music Therapy Anger Management (MTAM)

The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy: Treatment Manuals for Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy (G-CAMT) and Music Therapy Anger Management (MTAM)

by Stella Compton Dickinson, Laurien Hakvoort

  • Paperback £43.99

The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy provides information and advice on how to effectively and safely deliver two context-specific, systematic approaches in forensic music therapy. The... (more)

Individual Psychological Therapies in Forensic Settings: Research and Practice

Individual Psychological Therapies in Forensic Settings: Research and Practice

Edited by Jason Davies, Claire Nagi

  • Paperback £34.99

From the 'nothing works' maxim of the 1970s to evidence-based interventions to challenge recidivism and promote pro-social behavior, psychological therapy has played an important role in... (more)

The End of the Sentence: The Future of Psychotherapy with Female Offenders

The End of the Sentence: The Future of Psychotherapy with Female Offenders

Edited by Pamela Stewart, Jessica Collier

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

HMP Holloway was the biggest women's prison in Europe, historically holding many infamous female criminals and eliciting intrigue and fascination from the public. The End of the Sentence documents... (more)

The Forensic Psychologists' Report Writing Guide

The Forensic Psychologists' Report Writing Guide

Edited by Sarah Brown, Erica Bowen

  • Paperback £34.99

The Forensic Psychologist's Reporting Writing Guide is the first book to provide both student trainees and practitioners with best practice guidance for one of the core skills of their role. Written... (more)

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