Zusatztext 'There is no single way to do good research. The Editors of this text have taken a broad perspective! and contributions cover a wide range of research issues and specific methods applicable in forensic work. Chapters are authored by leading researchers! who explain their methods clearly! without sacrificing detail. This book will certainly be of use to students who are developing their research skills. I would also strongly recommend it to qualified practitioners who wish to gather information about their service users! evaluate their interventions! or better understand the systems in which they work with offenders. Whether your job is to catch and convict offenders! or to work with them to reduce risk! in this book you will find a way to answer some of the important questions you have no doubt asked in the past.'- Professor Mary McMurran! Institute of Mental Health! University of Nottingham Informationen zum Autor Kerry Sheldon is Research Fellow at Rampton High Secure Hospital. She has worked for the probation service in sex offender treatment and as a lecturer in psychology and criminology. Jason Davies is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and Lead Psychologist in Rehabilitation/Recovery and Low Secure Services with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board Kevin Howells trained initially as a clinical psychologist before specialising in forensic work. He has worked as a practitioner in a range of forensic mental health services in the UK and the USA as well as holding a number of academic positions and publishing extensively in the field. Klappentext This book explores the use of applied research methods used in forensic settings and provides a 'how-to' book for forensic practitioners and researchers. It provides practitioners with grounding in the techniques appropriate to research in applied forensic settings. This includes developing knowledge and skills in the research process but more importantly developing a critical and evaluative understanding of the problems! issues and ethics which can be specific to empirical research within forensic populations and settings! e.g. working with vulnerable groups such as offenders and the mentally ill in secure settings! evaluating treatment programmes! and the uses and abuses of randomised control trials.a Using case studies and illustrative examples from forensic researchers and practitioners who have extensive experience of conducting applied research! this book tackles real-life problems typically faced by researchers and practitioners. a Zusammenfassung This book explores the use of applied research methods used in forensic settings and provides a 'how-to' book for forensic practitioners and researchers. Editors have backgrounds as both practitioners and researchers. Inhaltsverzeichnis Part 1: Introduction to Forensic Research 1. Conducting Research in Forensic Settings: Philosophical and Practical Issues 2. Ethical Problems Arising in Forensic and Correctional Research Part 2: Risk, Investigative and Criminal Justice Research 3. Risk Research 4. Facet Theory and Multi-Dimensional Scaling Methods in Forensic Research 5. Court Relevant Research Methods Part 3: Approaches at the Qualitative Level 6. Qualitative Research With Staff In Forensic Settings: A Grounded Theory Example 7. Using Qualitative Methods to Research Offenders and Forensic Patients Part 4: Assessing Individual Change 8. Single Case Methodologies 9. The Idiographic Measurement of Change 10. Functional Analysis Part 5: Approaches at the Group Level 10. Strengths and Weaknesses of Randomised Control Trials 11. Evaluation of Regimes and Environments 12. Evaluating the quality of criminal justice programmes 13. Treatment and Rehabilitation Evalu...
This book explores the use of applied research methods used in forensic settings and provides a 'how-to' book for forensic practitioners and researchers. Editors have backgrounds as both practitioners and researchers.