This comprehensive Handbook of original chapters serves as a resource for clinicians and researchers alike. Two introductory chapters cover general issues in violence risk assessment, while the remainder of the book offers a comprehensive discussion of specific risk assessment measures.
Forensic psychology practitioners, mental health professionals who deal with the criminal justice system, and legal professionals working with violent offenders will find the Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment to be the primary reference for the field.
Randy K. Otto, PhD, ABPP, is an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida in Tampa and an adjunct faculty member at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. He has served as President of the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and currently chairs the committee revising the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and, in 2008, he received an award for distinguished career contributions to forensic psychology from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Kevin S. Douglas, Ph.D., LL.B., is on the psychology faculty at Simon Fraser University. He is a co-author of the HCR-20 (along with Christopher Webster, Stephen Hart, and Derek Eaves), one of the most widely used violence risk assessment tools. He is the 2006 recipient of the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Achievement sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society.
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