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SOCW 8571W Treatment of Forensic Populations: Welcome & Course Readings

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SOCW 8571W Course Readings

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Andersen, T. S. (2018). Social support and one-year outcomes for women participating in prison-based substance abuse treatment programming. Criminal Justice Studies, 31(1), 80-94. 

Arnau, L., & Sabaté, M. (2019). Evaluation of a parenting training program, “Limits”, in a juvenile justice service: Results and challenges. Psychosocial Intervention, 28(1), 1–10.

Barnett, G. D., & Howard, F. F. (2018). What doesn’t work to reduce reoffending? A review of reviews of ineffective interventions for adults convicted of crimes. European Psychologist, 23(2), 111–129.

Beggs, S. M., & Grace, R. C. (2008). Psychopathy, intelligence, and recidivism in child molesters: Evidence of an interaction effect. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35(6), 683–695.

Buchanan, S., & Nooe, R. M. (2017). Defining social work within holistic public defense: challenges and implications for practice. Social work, 62(4), 333-339.

Butters, R., & Vaughan-Eden, V. (2011). The ethics of practicing forensic social work. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 1(1), 61–72.

Choi, N. G., DiNitto, D. M., & Marti, C. N. (2019). Suicide decedents in correctional settings: Mental health treatment for suicidal ideation, plans, and/or attempts. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 25(1), 70-83. 

Daigle, M. S., Daniel, A. E., Dear, G. E., Frottier, P., Hayes, L. M., et al. (2007). Preventing suicide in prisons, part II: International comparisons of suicide prevention services in correctional facilities. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 28(3), 122–130.

Fedock, G., Garthe, R. C., Sarantakos, S., Golder, S., Higgins, G. E., & Logan, T. K. (2018). A life course perspective of victimization, child welfare involvement, cumulative stress and mental health for mothers on probation and parole. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86, 235–246.

Fontes, L. A., & Tishelman, A. C. (2016). Language competence in forensic interviews for suspected child sexual abuse. Child abuse & neglect, 58, 51-62.

Goshin, L. S., Arditti, J. A., Dallaire, D. H., Shlafer, R. J., & Hollihan, A. (2017). An international human rights perspective on maternal criminal justice involvement in the United States. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 23(1), 53–67. 

Gottfried, E. D., & Christopher, S. C. (2017). Mental disorders among criminal offenders: a review of the literature. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 23(3), 336-346.

Green, G., Thorpe, J., & Traupmann, M. (2005). The sprawling thicket: Knowledge and specialisation in forensic social work. Australian Social Work, 58(2), 142-153.

Hachtel, H., Vogel T., & Huber, C.G. (2019). Mandated treatment and its impact on therapeutic process and outcome factors. Frontiers In Psychiatry, 10, 219.

Hagemann, O., & Knezevic, M. (2015). Social work in theory and practice of restorative justice. LJETOPIS SOCIJALNOG RADA, 22(1), 5–14. 

Hawes, S. W., Boccaccini, M. T., & Murrie, D. C. (2013). Psychopathy and the combination of psychopathy and sexual deviance as predictors of sexual recidivism: Meta-analytic findings using the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised. Psychological assessment, 25(1), 233-243.

Howard, M. V. A., de Almeida Neto, A. C., & Galouzis, J. J. (2019). Relationships between treatment delivery, program attrition, and reoffending outcomes in an intensive custodial sex offender program. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 31(4), 477–499.

Howden, S., Midgley, J., & Hargate, R. (2018). Violent offender treatment in a medium secure unit. Journal of Forensic Practice, 20(2), 102-111.

Hsieh, M.-L., Hamilton, Z., & Zgoba, K. M. (n.d.). Prison experience and reoffending: Exploring the relationship between prison terms, institutional treatment, infractions, and recidivism for sex offenders. Sexual abuse-a journal of research and treatment, 30(5), 556–575. 

Johnson, M. E. (2017). Childhood trauma and risk for suicidal distress in justice-involved children. Children and Youth Services Review, 83, 80-84.

Kim, B., Benekos, P. J., & Merlo, A. V. (2016). Sex offender recidivism revisited: Review of recent meta-analyses on the effects of sex offender treatment. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(1), 105-117.

Konrad, N. (2016). Ethical issues on forensic-psychiatric examinations. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 2(1), 119-126.

Kopak, A. M. (2015). Breaking the addictive cycle of the system: improving US criminal justice practices to address substance use disorders. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 11(1), 4-16.

Lamberti, J. S. (2016). Preventing criminal recidivism through mental health and criminal justice collaboration. Psychiatric Services, 67(11), 1206-1212.

Magaletta, P. R., Wheat, B., Patry, M. W., & Bates, J. (2008). Prison inmate characteristics and suicide attempt lethality: An exploratory study. Psychological Services, 5(4), 351–361.

Moeller, S. B., Gondan, M., & Novaco, R. W. (2017). Violent images, anger and physical aggression among male forensic inpatients. Personality and individual differences, 105, 268-274.

Mulay, A. L., Vayshenker, B., West, M. L., & Kelly, E. (2016). Crisis intervention training and implicit stigma toward mental illness: Reducing bias among criminal justice personnel. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 15(4), 369-381.

Munson, C. (2011). Forensic social work practice standards: definition and specification. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 1(1), 37–60. 

Murphy, J. (2017). Addiction frameworks and support for expanding treatment for drug offenders. Contemporary Drug Problems, 44(3), 232-245.

Norman, S., Gray, R., & MacMaster, S. (2015). Drug court success: outcomes and cost savings of an innovative residential drug court treatment program for felony offenders. Tennessee Bar Journal, 51(3), 16-22.

O'Brien, K., & Daffern, M. (2017). Treatment gain in violent offenders: The relationship between proximal outcomes, risk reduction and violent recidivism. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24(2), 244-258.

Pence, D. M. (2011). Trauma-informed forensic child maltreatment investigations. Child Welfare, 90(6), 49–68. 

Pirelli, G., Otto, R. K., & Estoup, A. (2016). Using internet and social media data as collateral sources of information in forensic evaluations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(1), 12–17.

Polaschek, D. L., Yesberg, J. A., Bell, R. K., Casey, A. R., & Dickson, S. R. (2016). Intensive psychological treatment of high-risk violent offenders: Outcomes and pre-release mechanisms. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(4), 344-365.

Robbins, S. P., Vaughan-Eden, V., & Maschi, T. M. (2014). It’s not CSI: The importance of forensics for social work education. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 4(3), 171–175.

Ryan, T. G., & Ruddy, S. (2017). Restorative justice: A changing community response. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 7(2), 253-262.

Schlesinger, T. (2018). Decriminalizing racialized youth through juvenile diversion. Future of Children, 28(1), 59–81. 

Sheehan, R. (2016). Forensic social work: Implementing specialist social work education. Journal of social work, 16(6), 726-741.

Shepherd, S. M., & Lewis-Fernandez, R. (2016). Forensic risk assessment and cultural diversity: Contemporary challenges and future directions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 22(4), 427-438.

Sliva, S. M., & Samimi, C. (2018). Social work and prison labor: A restorative model. Social work, 63(2), 153-160.

Springer, D. W., & Roberts, A. R. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of forensic mental health with victims and offenders: Assessment, treatment, and research. New York: Springer Publishing. You can browse for individual chapters or search the document for the title of the chapter.

Stalans, L. J. (2004). Adult sex offenders on community supervision: A review of recent assessment strategies and treatment. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 31(5), 564–608.

Steffensmeier, D., Painter-Davis, N., & Ulmer, J. (2017). Intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, and age on criminal punishment. Sociological Perspectives, 60(4), 810-833.

Stotzer, R. L. (2014). Law enforcement and criminal justice personnel interactions with transgender people in the United States: A literature review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(3), 263-277.

Sudore, R. (2015). Trans* sensitivity in re-entry programs: Recommendations for social justice advocacy. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(2), 11–19.

Tsagaris, G. S., & Welch-Brewer, C. L. (2016). Teaching and incorporating practice models in a human behavior in the social environment (HBSE) course. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(5), 470–487. 

van Wormer, K. (2009). Restorative justice as social justice for victims of gendered violence: A standpoint feminist perspective. Social Work, 54(2), 107–116. 

van Wormer, K., Springer, D. W., & Maschi, T. (2012). Forensic social work: Current and emerging developments. In C. N. Dulmus & K. M. Sowers (Eds.), Social work fields of practice: Historical trends, professional issues, and future opportunities. (pp. 207–244). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Vandevelde, S., Vander Laenen, F., Van Damme, L., Vanderplasschen, W., Audenaert, K., Broekaert, E., & Vander Beken, T. (2017). Dilemmas in applying strengths-based approaches in working with offenders with mental illness: A critical multidisciplinary review. Aggression and violent behavior, 32, 71-79.

Vandiver, D. M., Braithwaite, J., & Stafford, M. C. (2019). An assessment of recidivism of female sexual offenders: Comparing recidivists to non-recidivists over multiple years. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 44(2), 211-229. 

Weiss, R. A., & Rosenfeld, B. (2012). Navigating cross-cultural issues in forensic assessment: Recommendations for practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(3), 234-240.

Wolff, K. T., Baglivio, M. T., & Piquero, A. R. (2017). The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and recidivism in a sample of juvenile offenders in community-based treatment. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(11), 1210-1242. 

Young, D. (2014). Social workers’ perspectives on effective practice in criminal justice settings. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 4(2), 104–122. 

Young, D. S. (2015). Lived challenges to ethical social work practice in criminal justice settings. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 5(1–3), 98–115.

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