Criminal behaviour continues to be a matter of major public concern. How society should respond to it and what should be done with those who repeatedly offend remain hotly disputed topics of conversation. Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment draws together internationally renowned experts from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia. Chapters summarise some of the most recent and exciting developments in this field and offer a systematic, knowledge-based approach to the effective reduction of criminal behaviour. Offers coverage of a wide range of key topics in this area Links theory, research and practice in a coherent and accessible style International focus with examples and authors from a number of countries
James McGuire is a Reader in Clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his first degree in psychology at the University of Glasgow, his PhD in psychology from the University of Leicester based on cross-cultural research carried out in Hong Kong and obtained an MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. He has previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, and was for atime self-employed as a training consultant. He is a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and carries out assessment of offenders for criminal courts and Mental Health Review Tribunals.