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    Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings

    Tina Maschi, Carolyn Bradley, and Kelly Ward, eds. Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2009. xvii + 398 pp., ISBN 978-0-8261-185 7-8 (hbk) Social work has a rich and scarcely-told history in criminal justice, and only recently have social workers begun to market introductory texts, topical readers, or collected essays. One artifact of mass imprisonment in the United States is that social workers are starting to give...
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    The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology

    Jennifer M. Brown and Elizabeth A. Campbell , eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psycholog y. New York: Cambridge University Press. xxiii + 900 pp., ISBN 978-0521-70181-5 (pbk) Forensic psychology dates back to the late 19 th and the early 20 th centuries. Americans may recall William Healy’s groundbreaking efforts in 1915 to start a clinic in Chicago that would diagnose “problem children.” In 1931, Howard Burtt produced the first legal psychology textbook. Three decades later...
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    Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

    Keith Soothill, Paul Rogers, and Mairead Dolan, eds. Handbook of Forensic Mental Health. Portland: Willan Publishing. 2008. xxvii + 627 pp., ISBN 1-84392-261-2 (pbk) Forensic mental health, at least as a formal term of practice and inquiry, is less than 40 years old. Nearl y 20 years ago, a schizophrenic patient recently released from hospital murdered a young British boy, giving a significant push to the rapid advance of forensic mental health work in the United Kingdom. In this compendium of nearly...
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