Civil Law (Books and Journals)
- Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour From Nbr. 4-1/2, January 2013 to Nbr. 11-2, February 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Southampton Student Law Review From Nbr. 1-1, January 2011 to Nbr. 9-1, January 2019 University of Southampton, 2020
- SOAS Law Journal From Nbr. I-I, January 2014 to Nbr. VII-I, January 2020 SOAS University of London, 2020
- La decisión de acusar. Un estudio a la luz del sistema acusatorio inglés by: Dykinson, 2014
- The Well-Connected Community – A networking approach to community development (3rd Edition) by Alison Gilchrist
- Children and young people’s mental health
The men’s wellbeing project: promoting the well-being and mental health of men
Purpose: Comparatively, men have poorer physical and mental health outcomes than women, with a significantly higher suicide rate. Contributory factors are thought to be social and biological, leading to reduced access to health-care services. The study aims to develop and implement community-based support to increase awareness of and access to men’s mental health support networks and groups. ...
- An interview with Géraldine Dufour
- Guest editorial
- The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook
Facing the fear: resilience and social support in veterans and civilians with PTSD
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effects of resilience and social support on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of 121 veterans (n = 56) and civilians (n = 65). Design/methodology/approach: Gender, age and marital status were collected, along with occupation for civilians and the unit served with, rank, length of time deployed, overall months active and location for...
Perpetrator or victim? A review of the complexities of domestic violence cases
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide a review of research on the merits of public policy and law enforcement responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the USA using prevalence rates and dynamics of IPV. Design/methodology/approach: A reading of recent comprehensive literature reviews was supplemented by a PsychInfo search of relevant articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
Forms of suicide communication are not associated with five-factor personality
Purpose: US age-adjusted suicide rates increased by 33 per cent from 1999 to 2017 (Hedegard et al., 2018). Communications about suicide and death are a commonly cited warning sign (SPRC, 2014) and are foundational to the vast majority of risk assessment, prevention and intervention practices. Suicidal communications are critically understudied despite their implications for prevention and...
Evaluating neuropsychologically informed rehabilitation training for staff within a high secure intellectual disability service
Purpose: Neuropsychologically informed rehabilitation (NIR) is one approach to supporting people with intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour. This study aims to evaluate a five-day training course in NIR for staff working with adult male offenders with intellectual disabilities in a high secure hospital. The impacts on both the staff who undertook the training...
Causal attribution and coping with classmates’ isolation and humiliation in young adults with mild intellectual disability
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to consider the role of causal attribution of isolation and humiliation from classmates in the coping of young people with mild intellectual disability. Design/methodology/approach: The R-PI test (Kurtek, 2018) was administered to a sample of 151 transition-age students (age 18-22 years) in Poland. It consists of vignettes that describe stressful situations...
The Emotional experiences of children living in orphanages in Ghana
Purpose: This study aims to explore the emotional experiences of children in selected orphanages. Design/methodology/approach: The study was executed in three orphanages in Accra, Tema and Aburi through the use of semi-structured interviews and observations. Findings: In total, 15 respondents reported some emotional experiences such as loneliness, entrapment, deprivation, rejection and...
A study of serious case reviews between 2016 and 2018: what are the key barriers for social workers in identifying and responding to child neglect?
Purpose: Child neglect is the most common form of maltreatment but is also one of the most complex. Neglect has a long-term negative impact on children and young people’s development and wellbeing. This study examined 20 recent serious case reviews that had taken place in England where neglect was a feature. The purpose of this study is sought to explore the barriers, which exist for social...
“We need to slowly break down this barrier”: understanding the barriers and facilitators that Afro-Caribbean undergraduates perceive towards accessing mental health services in the UK
Purpose: Undergraduates are highly susceptible to the development of mental health difficulties. Afro-Caribbean students are particularly vulnerable to the pressures of university yet are less likely than other ethnic groups to receive early intervention. This paper aims to understand the barriers and facilitators that Afro-Caribbean undergraduates perceive towards accessing mental health...
Inpatient aggression in forensic psychiatric patients with autism spectrum disorder: the role of risk and protective factors
Purpose: Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are overrepresented in forensic samples. However, research on risk assessment in forensic patients with ASD is scarce. The purpose of this paper was to examine the prevalence of short-term inpatient aggression and explore the risk and protective factors for aggression in forensic psychiatric patients with ASD (N = 32). Design/methodology/appro
Student drinking: is change possible?
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the NUS (National Union of Students)’ Alcohol Impact programme is attempting to change patterns of student drinking using findings from the 2017 Students and Alcohol national survey conducted by NUS as context. Design/methodology/approach: The 2017 Students and Alcohol national survey results were gathered via the distribution of the survey...
“Their story is a hard road to hoe”: how art-making tackles stigma and builds well-being in young people living regionally
Purpose: Remote and regional Australia have comparatively fewer mental health services than their urban counterparts, what is more, mental health remains profoundly stigmatised. This study aims to understand how, if at all, the process of group art-making then publicly displaying the artworks can contribute to stigma reduction for young people (YP) experiencing mental health challenges in...
The role of local communities in peacebuilding in post-ethnic conflict in a multi-cultural society
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effects of socio-demographic factors on ethnic tolerance (ET) and religious tolerance (RT) as well as the participation of the local community in peacebuilding in post-ethnic violent conflicts in a multi-cultural society. Design/methodology/approach: This research was conducted in the rural areas of Indonesia, on the basis of an empirical...
Autism spectrum disorder, bestiality and zoophilia: a systematic PRISMA review
Purpose: There remains a lack of knowledge surrounding paraphilic or deviant arousal sexual behaviours in individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Kellaher, 2015). The purpose of this paper is to explore the literature for any empirical study, case study or discussion/review paper surrounding individuals with ASD and zoophilia or bestiality. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic...
Fear of terrorism and its correlates in young men and women from the United States and South Korea
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between fear of terrorism and several predictors (gender and nationality) and outcomes (moral disengagement, authoritarianism, aggression and social anxiety) in the USA and South Korean young adults. Of particular interest were the potential moderating and mediating roles of moral disengagement between fear of terrorism and the other...
Privatization and school mental health
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the relationship between privatization and school mental health (SMH) in the USA, as well as to present a case study of the SMH system in South Carolina. Design/methodology/approach: The authors reviewed data regarding states’ mental health systems (e.g. public, private and hybrid of public and private), mental health budgets and percentages of...
Collaborative case report: participatory action research into using EQUIP to support community discharge
Purpose: There is a need to evaluate an adapted Equipping Youth to help One Another (EQUIP) programme for people with intellectual disabilities and forensic needs. The purpose of this paper is to explore a service user’s experience of completing the intervention as part of their transition into the community. Design/methodology/approach: A collaborative case report was used. Following hospital...
Training needs analysis of nurses caring for individuals an intellectual disability and or autism spectrum disorder in a forensic service
Purpose: Examining the education and training needs of forensic nurses is paramount as services move from the older institutions to new care settings. The purpose of this study was to identify Irish Forensic nurses perceived deficits in their knowledge and skills to assist them to provide effective seamless care for individuals with an intellectual disability within their forensic mental health...
ASD, OCD and violence – a forensic case study
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the formulation and psychological treatment of a complex case whereby a combination of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has resulted in violent and aggressive behaviour. Design/methodology/approach: This paper provides a brief summary of literature in relation to ASD, OCD and risk-offending behaviour...
Learning disability training and probation officer knowledge
Purpose: Knowledge about learning disabilities has found to be limited in both health and social care staff. To improve the treatment of individuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems within the criminal justice system (CJS), Lord Bradley recommends that professionals receive mental health and learning disability awareness training. However, little is known about the impact of...
The community-level impact of a family justice center: indicators from the Guilford County Family Justice Center
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the ongoing data and evaluation strategies being used to document the impact of the Guilford County Family Justice Center, which has been in operation for nearly four years. Design/methodology/approach: There are four primary ongoing data and evaluation strategies used to tell the story of the impact of the family justice center (FJC) on the...
Research into student mental health: where have we come and how can we improve?
Purpose: There has previously been limited research into student mental health. However, recognition of the unique challenges and the scale of mental health problems within universities is increasing. A number of projects aiming to address the knowledge gap and develop appropriate interventions and toolkits have recently begun. The purpose of this paper is to present and evaluate such projects. ...
- The Effect of China’s Law-Making Power on its Participation in the WTO DSM