The essential resource to the most recent research and practice on offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive compendium to the research and evidence supporting clinical work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the text reviews the most recent developments in the assessment, treatment and management of various types of offenders with intellectual disabilities including violent offenders, sexual offenders and firesetters. The text also explores the developments in research on risk assessment and management of people with intellectual disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending.
In addition, the handbook also contains information on developments in research into the epidemiology of offending in this population, pathways into services and the trajectories of the criminal careers of those who will later go on to offend. This important resource:
- Includes contributions from expert international researchers and practitioners in the field
- Describes a range of theoretical, conceptual and ethical assessments as well as treatment and service development issues that are relevant practitioners in clinical practice
- Presents the ethical-legal considerations that offer a conceptual framework for the handbook
- Sets out a variety of the most current evidence-based interventions
Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and other mental health professionals, and those in education and training, The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities offers a much-needed resource on the latest developments in the field.
William R. Lindsay, PhD, FBPS, FIASSID, was Professor of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at the Abertay University, Dundee and Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Research and Clinical Director in Scotland for the Danshell Group. He was previously Head of Psychology (Learning Disabilities) for NHS Tayside and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at The State Hospital serving Scotland and Northern Ireland.
John L. Taylor, BSc (Hons), MPhil, DPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne and Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director for Psychological Services with Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, UK.