· Part 1 explores the predominant tensions between forensic and therapeutic agendas;
· Part 2 considers how criminal and ‘insane’ identities and careers may be considered gendered, classed, culturally and age-dependent experiences, and be related to power and oppression;
· Part 3 examines issues around sex and sexuality in forensic and therapeutic settings;
· Part 4 introduces a range of therapeutic approaches for working with offenders and victims of crime;
· Part 5 covers forensic and therapeutic practices, including programmes for the prevention of both mental health issues and offending.
Edited by an expert team from the Open University and written by a broad range of contributors, this book draws on a wealth of experience in this popular subject area. It will be a key text for students of forensic psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, and for health and social care professionals working in therapeutic and forensic settings.