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  1. Required and Recommended Reading 16 items
    These are the core and recommended texts for this module.
    1. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential E-book

    2. Handbook of forensic mental health - Keith Soothill, Mairead Dolan, Paul Rogers 2008

      Book Essential E-book

    3. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 - American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association. DSM-5 Task Force 2013

      Book Background e-book

    4. There are also hard copies of these texts available in the library.

       

      In addition to the recommended texts, you should also check the key reading given for each individual session and use the background readings noted below. You are also expected to make use of the full range of the University of Leicester Library facilities. 

    5. Journals 11 items
      These journals provide up-to-date clinical and academic information and will be extremely useful when preparing for your assignments.
      1. The British journal of criminology - Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency (Great Britain), Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (Great Britain), British Society of Criminology c1960-

        Journal Background

      2. The British journal of psychiatry - Royal Medico-psychological Association, Royal College of Psychiatrists [1963?-

        Journal Background

      3. The Criminal law review 1954-

        Journal Background

      4. Homicide studies - Homicide Research Working Group c1997-

        Journal Background

      5. The Journal of forensic psychiatry c1990-c2002

        Journal Background

      6. Legal and criminological psychology - British Psychological Society c1996-

        Journal Background

  2. Week 1: Mental Disorder in Context 16 items
    1. Applying psychology to forensic practice - Needs, Adrian, Towl, Graham J., British Psychological Society 2004

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    2. Forensic mental health - McMurran, Mary, Khalifa, Najat, Gibbon, Simon 2009

      Book Background Chapter 2.

    3. intelligent clinician's guide to the DSM-V - Joel Paris

      Book Background

    4. Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 - Lisa Appignanesi 2009

      Book Background

    5. Madness and crime - Bean, Philip 2008

      Book Background Part 1. Also available as an E-book.

    6. Madness: a brief history - Porter, Roy 2003

      Book Background In particular, chapters 5 & 6. Also available as an E-book.

    7. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential Chapters 1 - 3. Also available as an E-book

    8. The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 - Elaine Showalter 1987

      Book Background

    9. The Noonday Demon - Andrew Solomon 2002

      Book Background

    10. Understanding psychology and crime: perspectives on theory and action - McGuire, James 2004

      Book Background Chapter 1. Also available as an E-book

  3. Week 2. Critique and Theory 17 items
    1. An invitation to social construction - Kenneth J. Gergen 2009

      Book Background

    2. A sociology of the mentally disordered offender - Mason, Tom, Mercer, David 1999

      Book Background

    3. Asylums: essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates - Goffman, Erving 2007

      Book Background

    4. Bizarre behaviours: boundaries of psychiatric disorder - Prins, Herschel 1990

      Book Background

    5. Deconstructing psychopathology - Parker, Ian 1995

      Book Background

    6. Diagnosis, medical models and formulations - P Taylor, M Dolan

      Chapter Essential Also available as an E-book.

    7. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel 1995

      Book Essential

    8. Mad, bad and sad: a history of women and the mind doctors from 1800 to the present - Appignanesi, Lisa 2008

      Book Background

    9. Psychiatric diagnosis under conditions of uncertainty - Nick Manning

      Chapter Essential

    10. Rethinking the sociology of mental health - Busfield, Joan 2001

      Book Background

    11. Social construction: a reader - Kenneth J Gergen, Mary M. Gergen 2003

      Book Background

    12. Social constructionism - Burr, Vivien 2003

      Book Background

    13. Sociology of mental disorder - Cockerham, William C. 2011

      Book Background Chapter 2.

    14. Studies on hysteria - Breuer, Josef, Freud, Sigmund, Richards, Angela, Strachey, James 1991

      Book Background

    15. The female malady: women, madness and English culture, 1830-1980 - Showalter, Elaine 1987

      Book Background

    16. The Medicalization of Mental Disorder - Peter Conrad, Caitlin Slodden

      Chapter Background On order at the library

  4. Week 3: Mental Disorder, Crime and the Media 12 items
    1. Aspects of diagnosed mental illness and offending - D Pilgram

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    2. At risk, yet dismissed? - Pettitt Bridget 2013

      Website Background

    3. Criminality among persons with severe mental illness - S Hodgins

      Chapter Essential Also available as an E-book.

    4. Criminality and violence among the mentally disordered: the Stockholm project metropolitan - Hodgins, Sheilagh, Janson, Carl-Gunnar 2002

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    5. Media and crime - Yvonne Jewkes 2010

      Book Essential

    6. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 4. Also available as an E-book.

    7. Mental illness in popular media: essays on the representation of disorders - Lawrence C. Rubin 2012

      Book Background

  5. Week 4: The MDO and the law 21 items
    1. A sociology of the mentally disordered offender - Mason, Tom, Mercer, David 1999

      Book Background Chapter 4.

    2. Eight years of Controversy: Has it Made any Difference? Will the Amendments Contained in the Mental Health Act 2007 (UK) Result in More Patients Being Subject to Compulsion? - Amar Shah 03/2009

      Article Essential Please read this article in preparation for your seminar and prepare notes on the questions asked.

    3. Evil or ill?: justifying the insanity defence - Reznek, Lawrie 1997

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    4. Fine lines and distinctions: murder, manslaughter and the unlawful taking of human life - Morris, Terence, Blom-Cooper, Louis 2011

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    5. Home - Law Commission

      Webpage Background Reports are available from the Law Commission which discuss the context of reform.

    6. Homicide law reform: Coke v Bumble - revisited and reassessed - S. Hodgkinson, H. Prins 01/10/2011

      Article Background

    7. Madness and civilization: a history of insanity in the Age of Reason - Foucault, Michel 1967

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    8. Mental Health Act 1983

      Webpage Background You are not required to read the whole act but you will be discussing the MHA 1983 and 2007 within your workshop.

    9. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential Chapters 13 & 17. Also available as an E-book.

    10. Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice - Peter Bartlett, Ralph Sandland 2013

      Book Background

    11. Rethinking the sociology of mental health - Busfield, Joan 2001

      Book Background

    12. Society, madness and control - N Rose

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    13. Sociology of mental disorder - Cockerham, William C. 2011

      Book Background Chapters 3 & 4.

  6. Week 5: Reading Week 0 items
    Focus on catching up on or reviewing and of the topics/literature that we have covered so far in this module.
  7. Week 6. Diversion and Disposals 19 items
    1. A sociology of the mentally disordered offender - Mason, Tom, Mercer, David 1999

      Book Background Chapters 5 & 6.

    2. Assessing forensic mental health need: policy, theory and research - Cohen, Andrea M., Eastman, Nigel, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2000

      Book Background

    3. Care of the mentally disordered offender in the community - Buchanan, Alec 2002

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    4. Criminal Justice: The Bradley Report Revisited Commission - Centre for Mental Health

      Webpage Background To access the report click on the link 'the Bradley Report' within the first paragraph - it is highlighted in green.

    5. Forensic mental health - McMurran, Mary, Khalifa, Najat, Gibbon, Simon 2009

      Book Background Chapters 3, 4 & 6.

    6. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential Chapters 9 - 12. Also available as an E-book.

    7. Mental Health Act 2007

      Webpage Background You are not required to read the whole act but you will be discussing the MHA 1983 and 2007 within your workshop.

    8. Protecting the public?: detention and release of mentally disordered offenders - Tessa Boyd-Caine 2012

      Book Background

    9. Psychiatry in prisons: a comprehensive handbook - Wilson, Simon, Cumming, Ian 2010

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    10. Public policy and mentally disordered offenders in the UK - I Jewesbury, A McCulloch

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    11. Pure madness: how fear drives the mental health system - Laurance, Jeremy 2003

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    12. Supervision in the deinstitutionalised community - C Webster, R Menzies

      Chapter Background

    13. The development of secure provision - E Parker

      Chapter Background

    14. The forensic mental health system in the United Kingdom - L Thomson

      Chapter Essential Also available as an E-book.

    15. The treatment and rehabilitation of offenders - Crow, Iain 2004

      Book Background Chapter 8. Also available as an E-book.

  8. Week 7: Mental Ill-health Within the Secure Estate 15 items
    1. Mental health care and the criminal justice system. - Sainsbury's Centre for Mental Health 2011

      Document 

  9. Week 8: Drugs - Cause, Cure or Co-morbid 17 items
    1. High-potency cannabis and the risk of psychosis - Di Forti M, Morgan C, Dazzan P, Pariante C, Mondelli V, Marques T R, Handley R, Luzi S, Russo M, Paparelli A, Butt A, Stilo S A, Wiffen B, Powell J, Murray R M 2009

      Article 

    2. IAPT positive practice guide for working with people who use alcohol or drugs - National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse 2011

      Document 

    3. Right Here, Right Now - Care Quality Commission 2015

      Document 

    4. The Bradley Report - Bradley Commission 2009

      Document 

  10. Week 9: Mental Health of Professionals 36 items
    1. Levels of mental health problems among UK emergency ambulance workers - Bennett, P; Williams, Y; Page, N; Hood, K and Woollard, M. 2004

      Article 

    2. Members Survey of Mental Health Care & Policing - College of Paramedics 2014

      Document 

    3. Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in firefighters - Del Ben, K. S., Scotti, J. R., Chen, Y. C., & Fortson, B. L 2006

      Article 

    4. The private traumas of first responders - Garner, N., Baker, J., & Hagelgans, D 2016

      Article 

    5. Breaking Point: Understaffing and Overcrowding in Prisons - Howard League for Penal Reform 2014

      Document 

    6. Handbook of Stress in the Occupations - Jonathan Ostry, William E. Hudson 2011

      Book 

    7. Couple resilience and life wellbeing in firefighters - Sanford, K., Kruse, M. I., Proctor, A., Torres, V. A., Pennington, M. L., Synett, S. J., & Gulliver, S. B 2017

      Article 

    8. Impact of Traumatic Exposure on Corrections Professionals - Spinaris, C; Denhof, M and Morton, G 2015

      Document 

    9. The other side of burnout: Exemplary performance and health among probation officers - White, W., Gasperin, D., Nystrom, J., Ambrose, T., & Esarey, C 2005

      Article 

    10. Mental health specialized probation caseloads: Are they effective? - Wolff, N., Epperson, M., Shi, J., Huening, J., Schumann, B. E., & Sullivan, I. R 2014

      Article 

    11. Evaluating client selection and selection fidelity: Case of mental health probation supervision - Wolff, N., Huening, J., Shi, J., Schumann, B. E., Sullivan, I. R., & Epperson, M. W 2014

      Article 

  11. Week 10: Challenges to Policing of Mental Health 0 items
  12. Week 11: Exam Preparation 0 items
  13. Week 13: Affective disorders and schizophrenia 0 items
  14. Week 14: The Special Case of the 'Psychopath' 25 items
    1. Mental health and crime - Peay, Jill 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 18. Also available as an E-book.

    2. Personality disorders - M McMurran

      Chapter Essential Also available as an E-book.

    3. Personality disorder: the definitive reader - Adshead, Gwen, Jacob, Caroline 2009

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    4. Dangerous and severe personality disorder: response and role of the psychiatric team - Bowers, Len 2002

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    5. Neither bad nor mad: the competing discourses of psychiatry, law and politics - Greig, Deidre N. 2002

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    6. Mentally disordered offenders: Personality disorders - R Howard, C Duggan

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    7. A descriptive evaluation of patients and prisoners assessed for dangerous and severe personality disorder - Tim Kirkpatrick, Simon Draycott, Mark Freestone, Sylvia Cooper 04/2010

      Article Background

    8. Severe (Psychopathic) Personality Disorder: A review - K. MOSS, H. PRINS 01/07/2006

      Article Background

    9. Using time, not doing time: practitioner perspectives on personality disorder and risk - Tennant, Allison, Howells, Kevin 2010

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    10. Working positively with personality disorder in secure settings: a practitioner's perspective - Willmot, Phil, Gordon, Neil 2011

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    11. Changes in attitudes to personality disorder on a DSPD unit - Len Bowers, Paola Carr-Walker, Jo Paton, Henk Nijman 09/2005

      Article Background

    12. Changes in attitudes to personality disorder on a DSPD unit - Len Bowers, Paola Carr-Walker, Jo Paton, Henk Nijman 09/2005

      Article Background

    13. The assessment of dangerous and severe personality disorder: service use, cost, and consequences - Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Helen Seivewright, Sylvia Cooper 02/2009

      Article Background

    14. An archaeology of the psychopath - Tom Mason

      Chapter Background

  15. Week 15: Offender Profiling 19 items
    1. The Jack the Ripper murders: amodus operandi and signature analysis of the 1888-1891 Whitechapel murders - Robert D. Keppel, Joseph G. Weis, Katherine M. Brown, Kristen Welch 01/2005

      Article Essential

    2. Understanding homicide - Brookman, Fiona 2005

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    3. Murder: Social and historical approaches to understanding murder and murderers - D'Cruze, Shani, Walklate, Sandra, Pegg, Samantha 2006

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    4. The utilization of forensic science and criminal profiling for capturing serial killers - John H. White, David Lester, Matthew Gentile, Juliana Rosenbleeth 2011-6

      Article Background

    5. Extreme killing: understanding serial and mass murder - Fox, James Alan, Levin, Jack 2012

      Book Essential

    6. Offender profiling and crime analysis - Peter B. Ainsworth 2001

      Book Background

    7. Professionalizing offender profiling: forensic and investigative psychology in practice - Laurence J. Alison, Lee Rainbow 2011

      Book Background

    8. Offender profiling: theory, research and practice - Janet L. Jackson, D. A. Bekerian 1997

      Book Essential

    9. Coals to Newcastle: police use of offender profiling - Gary Copson, Great Britain. Police Research Group 1995

      Book Background

    10. Profiling violent crimes: an investigative tool - Ronald M. Holmes, Stephen T. Holmes 2009

      Book Essential

    11. Criminal profiling: an introduction to behavioral evidence analysis - Brent E. Turvey 2012

      Book Background

    12. The jigsaw man - Paul Britton 1998

      Book Background

    13. Picking up the pieces - Paul Britton 2001

      Book Background

    14. Whoever fights monsters - Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman 1993

      Book Background

    15. The admissibility of offender profiling in courtroom: A review of legal issues and court opinions - Dario Bosco, Angelo Zappalà, Pekka Santtila 2010-7

      Article Background

  16. Week 16: Serial Homicide 30 items
    1. Moving targets: women, murder and representation - Birch, Helen 1993

      Book Background

    2. Serial murder: an elusive phenomenon - Egger, Steven A., Doney, Richard H. 1990

      Book Background

    3. Modern serial killers - K. D. Haggerty 01/08/2009

      Article Background

    4. Profiling violent crimes: an investigative tool - Holmes, Ronald M., Holmes, Stephen T. 2009

      Book Background

    5. Serial murder - Holmes, Ronald M., Holmes, Stephen T. 2010

      Book Background

    6. Hunting humans: the rise of the modern multiple murderer - Leyton, Elliott 2005

      Book Background

    7. Whoever fights monsters - Ressler, Robert K., Shachtman, Tom 1993

      Book Background

    8. Men of blood: murder in modern England - Elliott Leyton 1997

      Book Essential

    9. 'She must have known': [the trial of Rosemary West] - Masters, Brian 1997

      Book Background

    10. Madness and murder - Morrall, Peter 2000

      Book Background

    11. Killing for company - Masters, Brian 1995

      Book Background

    12. Beyond belief: a chronicle of murder and its detection - Williams, Emlyn 1968[i.e.1969]

      Book Background

    13. The shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer - Masters, Brian 1993

      Book Background

    14. Hunting humans: the rise of the modern multiple murderer - Leyton, Elliott 2005

      Book Background

    15. Media and crime - Yvonne Jewkes 2010

      Book Background

    16. Happy like murderers - Burn, Gordon 2001

      Book Background

    17. Extreme killing: understanding serial and mass murder - Fox, James Alan, Levin, Jack 2012

      Book Essential

    18. How are women who kill portrayed in newspaper media? Connections with social values and the legal system - Patricia Easteal, Lorana Bartels, Noni Nelson, Kate Holland 07/2015

      Article Background

    19. Female serial killers in the United States: means, motives, and makings - Marissa A. Harrison, Erin A. Murphy, Lavina Y. Ho, Thomas G. Bowers 04/05/2015

      Article Background

    20. Transgression - Chris Jenks 2003

      Book Essential

    21. Serial killers: hunting Britons and their victims, 1960 to 2006 - David Wilson 2007

      Book Background This is available as an ebook. I have also requested two print copies.

    22. The gates of Janus: serial killing and its analysis - Ian Brady 2001

      Book Background

    23. Seductions of crime: moral and sensual attractions in doing evil - Jack Katz 1988

      Book Background

    24. Using murder: the social construction of serial homicide - Philip Jenkins 1994

      Book Background

  17. Week 17: Sex Offenders 23 items
    1. Sexually harmful adults - B Brooks-Gordon

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    2. The law and sex offending - S Galloway, S MacPhail

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    3. Sexual offenders with mental health problems: Epidemiology, assessment and treatment - M Lockmuller, A Beech, D Fisher

      Chapter Essential Also available as an E-book.

    4. Current perspectives on sex crimes - Holmes, Ronald M., Holmes, Stephen T. 2002

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    5. Sex crimes: patterns and behavior - Holmes, Stephen T., Holmes, Ronald M. 2009

      Book Background

    6. Sex offenders in the community: managing and reducing the risks - Matravers, Amanda 2003

      Book Essential Also available as an E-book.

    7. Sex Offender Laws in America: Can Panic‐Driven Legislation ever Create Safer Societies? - Michelle L. Meloy, Yustina Saleh, Nancy Wolff 12/2007

      Article Background

    8. Bizarre behaviours: boundaries of psychiatric disorder - Prins, Herschel 1990

      Book Background

    9. Probation: working with offenders - Canton, Robert 2011

      Book Essential Also available as an E-book.

    10. Psychology in probation services - Crighton, David A., Towl, Graham J. 2005

      Book Essential

    11. Mental healthcare in prisons - J Senior, J Shaw

      Chapter Background Also available as an E-book.

    12. Psychology in prisons - Crighton, David A., Towl, Graham J., British Psychological Society 2008

      Book Background Also available as an E-book.

    13. Handbook of public protection - Mike Nash, Andy Williams 2010

      Book Essential

    14. Violent and sexual offenders: assessment, treatment and management - Jane L. Ireland, Carol A. Ireland, Philip Birch 2009

      Book Essential Read the chapter by Harkins, L. and Beech, A. (2009) ‘Assessing the therapeutic needs of sexual offenders, which gives a good intro to treatment and assessment

    15. An Exploration of Protective Factors Supporting Desistance From Sexual Offending - M. de Vries Robbe, R. E. Mann, S. Maruna, D. Thornton 01/02/2015

      Article Essential

    16. Relationships Between Denial, Risk, and Recidivism in Sexual Offenders - Leigh Harkins, Philip Howard, Georgia Barnett, Helen Wakeling 2015-1

      Article Background (Some recent research into the link between denial and risk but also give a comprehensive overall of all the various outcomes of research ie some indicating denial increases risk amongst low risk offenders but reduces risk within the high risk offender group

  18. Week 18: Reading Week 0 items
    Focus on catching up on or reviewing and of the topics/literature that we have covered so far in this module.
  19. Week 19: Young People, Mental Health and Crime 0 items
  20. Week 20: Gender, Mental Health and Crime 0 items
  21. Week 21: Mental Health of Victims 0 items
  22. Week 22: Essay Preparation 0 items
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