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Editorial Carol A Ireland Shelly Morris-King EDITORS Welcome to the autumn 2009 edition of the British factors, offending history and risk of violence Journal of Forensic Practice, which includes a number and sexual violence. The paper highlights the of thought-provoking articles covering a range of importance of evaluation of the pilot project both forensic topics. The first three articles all focus on to improve the patient experience and to ensure forensic risk assessment. public protection. Claire Nagi and colleagues present an Clive Long and colleagues’ practice-based interesting pilot study that investigates using the paper examines the nutrition and eating habits of revised Problem Identification Checklist to predict women in secure psychiatric conditions, focusing inpatient and community violence. The results of on implications for practice and action. The article the pilot study provide some interesting findings describes the literature pertaining to diet and for clinicians working with both inpatient and nutrition within forensic populations and outlines community populations. Given that assessment how the diet and nutrition of 41 women in forensic and management of risk are key parts of the role services were explored for the purpose of the study. of many forensic professionals, this paper will be of The paper goes on to outline how a number of importance to those working in the field of violence initiatives focusing on diet and nutrition were risk assessment. implemented and explores how positive changes Paul Greenall also provides a very insightful in diet and healthy lifestyle among psychiatric piece on assessing high-risk offenders with inpatients could potentially contribute to improving personality disorder. This paper outlines a new both physical and mental health. North West initiative involving the development Finally, Rani Dhaliwal and Julia Harrower’s of three specialist multidisciplinary forensic evaluation paper focuses on the experience personality disorder assessment and liaison teams, of Listeners within the prison system. Using tasked with the assessment of high-risk offenders interpretative phenomenological analysis, the study with personality disorder. The article describes explores the impact on individuals acting as Prison recent developments in both research and policy Listeners and suggests that Listeners experience in the field of personality disorder, and focuses personal growth and changing attitudes to self and specifically on the assessment of personality disorder others. As editors, we look forward to accepting and risk in the offender population. more qualitative papers for publication. These editorial notes provide only a brief Kerry Sheldon and Gopi Krishnan’s paper describes the clinical and risk characteristics overview of the content of five very well written of patients admitted over the first four years of articles. In this third edition of the newly launched operation of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Journal of Forensic Practice, we are pleased to see Disorder (DSPD) NHS pilot at the Peaks Unit, that the quality of the papers continues to grow. Rampton Secure Hospital. It includes a useful We look forward to receiving further publications outline of the term ‘DSPD’, which is not a clinical for review, and aim to continue to provide timely diagnosis, and explores the complex interplay and focused articles which will be of relevance to between psychopathy, mental illness, personality all professionals working within the forensic field. "RITISH*OURNALOF&ORENSIC0RACTICEs6OLUME)SSUEs3EPTEMBER¥0IER0ROFESSIONAL,TD http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Forensic Practice Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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1463-6646
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10.1108/14636646200900016
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Abstract

Carol A Ireland Shelly Morris-King EDITORS Welcome to the autumn 2009 edition of the British factors, offending history and risk of violence Journal of Forensic Practice, which includes a number and sexual violence. The paper highlights the of thought-provoking articles covering a range of importance of evaluation of the pilot project both forensic topics. The first three articles all focus on to improve the patient experience and to ensure forensic risk assessment. public protection. Claire Nagi and colleagues present an Clive Long and colleagues’ practice-based interesting pilot study that investigates using the paper examines the nutrition and eating habits of revised Problem Identification Checklist to predict women in secure psychiatric conditions, focusing inpatient and community violence. The results of on implications for practice and action. The article the pilot study provide some interesting findings describes the literature pertaining to diet and for clinicians working with both inpatient and nutrition within forensic populations and outlines community populations. Given that assessment how the diet and nutrition of 41 women in forensic and management of risk are key parts of the role services were explored for the purpose of the study. of many forensic professionals, this paper will be of The paper goes on to outline how a number of importance to those working in the field of violence initiatives focusing on diet and nutrition were risk assessment. implemented and explores how positive changes Paul Greenall also provides a very insightful in diet and healthy lifestyle among psychiatric piece on assessing high-risk offenders with inpatients could potentially contribute to improving personality disorder. This paper outlines a new both physical and mental health. North West initiative involving the development Finally, Rani Dhaliwal and Julia Harrower’s of three specialist multidisciplinary forensic evaluation paper focuses on the experience personality disorder assessment and liaison teams, of Listeners within the prison system. Using tasked with the assessment of high-risk offenders interpretative phenomenological analysis, the study with personality disorder. The article describes explores the impact on individuals acting as Prison recent developments in both research and policy Listeners and suggests that Listeners experience in the field of personality disorder, and focuses personal growth and changing attitudes to self and specifically on the assessment of personality disorder others. As editors, we look forward to accepting and risk in the offender population. more qualitative papers for publication. These editorial notes provide only a brief Kerry Sheldon and Gopi Krishnan’s paper describes the clinical and risk characteristics overview of the content of five very well written of patients admitted over the first four years of articles. In this third edition of the newly launched operation of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Journal of Forensic Practice, we are pleased to see Disorder (DSPD) NHS pilot at the Peaks Unit, that the quality of the papers continues to grow. Rampton Secure Hospital. It includes a useful We look forward to receiving further publications outline of the term ‘DSPD’, which is not a clinical for review, and aim to continue to provide timely diagnosis, and explores the complex interplay and focused articles which will be of relevance to between psychopathy, mental illness, personality all professionals working within the forensic field. "RITISH*OURNALOF&ORENSIC0RACTICEs6OLUME)SSUEs3EPTEMBER¥0IER0ROFESSIONAL,TD

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The British Journal of Forensic PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 17, 2009

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