Forensic Psychology promotes the study of matters concerning forensic psychology and criminology. Content includes focus on forensic assessment, including risk formulation and raising understanding of complexity in forensic populations. This would capture matters of personality, mental health and/or aggression. Focus extends to risk assessment, including approaches and identifying factors relevant to aggression, offending and/or other antisocial behaviour. Consideration is further afforded to wider operational issues, such as policing and the management of secure units.
Meet the Section Editor
Jane L. Ireland, Forensic Psychology
Professor Ireland holds a Professorial Chair at the University of Central Lancashire and is Secure Research Lead for an NHS Trust, where she manages a research unit for the NHS. The unit is within a high secure forensic hospital. She is also a treatment lead, managing and delivering violence therapy and trauma therapy. Her research experience captures violence and complex presentations, focusing on the interplay between such presentations and violence. This includes considerations for mental health, psychopathy, personality disorder and treatment evaluation. She also has a notable interest in forensic risk assessment and the provision of legal evidence.
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