'This outstanding book offers the latest evidence in all areas of forensic psychology practice. The chapters, written by leading authors in the field, aptly capture the complexities of the work, and provide clear guidance for practitioners working in the field. The collection is impressive in its breadth and depth, and will be an essential read for students of forensic psychology and practitioners working in secure settings.' - Joel Harvey, King’s College London, UK
About the Author
Professor Jane L. Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. Professor Ireland holds a Professorial Chair at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and is Violence Treatment Lead within High Secure Services, Ashworth Hospital, UK. She is an elected Academy Fellow of the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA). Professor Ireland is currently lead for the Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), an NHS clinical and forensic centre for research based within Mersey Care NHS Trust and covers all secure services.
Dr Carol A. Ireland is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She has experience of critical incidents, both as an advisor and trainer of negotiators. She is Senior Research Lead at the Ashworth Research Centre, Ashworth Hospital. She also works at the University of Central Lancashire, where she is the Director of Studies for the MSc in Forensic Psychology. She currently works at the Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services (CCATS).
Dr Neil Gredecki is a Consultant and Registered Forensic Psychologist with over 13 years’ experience of working in prisons and a variety of NHS and Private Sector settings. This includes high, medium and low secure psychiatric hospitals as well as working with adolescents in community and inpatient settings. He holds the role of Chief Supervisor for the British Psychological Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology and currently has a senior role within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. In addition to working in clinical posts, Neil has extensive experience of supervision and management and conducts research with staff working in forensic settings. He is co-editor of the Journal of Forensic Practice.
Martin Fisher is a Consultant and Forensic Practitioner Psychologist, a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist who has worked in the Criminal Justice field for 28 years with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), formerly the National Offender Management Service, in England and Wales. He also holds appointments within NHS Secure Mental Health Services and academia. He is currently Chair of the BPS Committee on Test Standards, a member of the BPS Ethics Committee, and a member of the Forensic Faculty of Clinical Psychology Executive Committee. He is currently Lead Psychologist for the Young People’s Estate in HMPPS.