Risk assessment and compliance in probation and mental health practice

Date

2005

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Lyme Regis: Russell House

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Abstract

Description

This is a book chapter in which approaches to risk assessment and management in the domains of mental health and criminal justice are set out and discussed. The chapter is particularly concerned with practice with ‘mentally disordered offenders’. Psychiatric and criminal justice approaches are compared and contrasted and ‘clinical’, ‘actuarial’ and ‘anamnestic’ methods of risk assessment are reviewed. The paper tries to strengthen the links between risk assessment and risk management, canvases the opportunities and challenges of inter-agency work and urges a clearer connection between the debates around risk management and compliance.

Keywords

RAE 2008, UoA 40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration

Citation

Canton, Robert (2005) Risk assessment and compliance in probation and mental health practice. In: Littlechild, B. and Feams, D. eds. Mental disorder and criminal justice: Policy, provision and practice. Lyme Regis: Russell House. pp. 137-158.

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Research Institute

Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice