Presents the evidence-base for links between personality traits, psychological functioning, personality disorder and violence - with a focus on assessment and treatment approaches that will help clinicians to assess risk in this client group. An evidence-based examination of those personality traits and types of psychological functioning that may contribute to personality disorder and violence- and the links that can be made between the two Each chapter tackles an area of personality or psychological functioning and includes a developmental perspective, discussion of how to gauge risk, and an outline of effective treatments Traits covered include impulsivity, aggressiveness, narcissism and the 'Big Five' - neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness New for the prestigious Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology , a market leader with more than 20,000 books in print
Mary McMurran is Professor of Personality Disorder Research at the University of Nottingham. She is series editor for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology and her previous books include Motivating Offenders to Change , commended by the BMA. She is co-editor of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health and associate editor of both The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and Legal and Criminological Psychology . She received the Senior Award for Significant Lifetime Contribution from the British Psychological Society in 2005. Richard Howard is Senior Research Fellow at The Peaks Academic and Research Unit at Rampton Hospital in the UK, and Reader in Personality Disorder Research at the University of Nottingham.