• Part 1: Supervising Persons Who Have Sexually Harmed

    BONUS MINI EPISODE. This is part one of a two part mini in service discussing supervision strategies with persons who have sexually harmed and the fit of these strategies with social work practice and values. This episode provides a brief overview of: Strategic crime prevention strategies The Containment Approach Circles Legislation This episode examines these strategies and contrasts them with several of the core values of social work. The second part of this mini in service […]

  • Treatment Success

    Is this episode we discuss positive treatment outcomes in terms of how they are defined and measured and share stories of our own experiences.   The Forensic InService podcast by Stephen Koonz & Stephen Price is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.   The music for our show was written & performed by Adam Price and our artwork “Blocked Thoughts” was hand painted by Jenn Koonz, Ph.D. Both are used with permission. […]

  • The Use of Actuarial Instruments

    Starting this month we will be also offering periodic bonus mini in services. Today’s mini in service is on actuarial instruments. Today I discuss actuarial instruments: What they are How they are used What they predict And provide 8 tips to ensure their proper use An actuarial instrument is a statistical method of estimating the risk of a specific event occurring These are widely used by insurance companies, such as in the case of auto […]

  • Mental Illness & Violence

    In this in service Dr. Stephen Price and I discuss the relationship between mental illness and violence and delve into our experiences with this population. According to the Department of Justice violent crime has been decreasing since the early 1990s. Although there is a statistical relationship between mental illness and violence, only 4% of all violent crimes are committed by persons with mental illness. Conversely, persons with mental illness are at high risk for violent […]

  • Sexual Psychopath Laws

    Episode 4 examines the Sexual Psychopath laws. First enacted in the late 1930s, Sexual psychopath laws were essentially diversion-like, civil confinement strategies developed to deal with sex offenders. The taboo nature of sex crimes, and the depravity often associated with them, led many to perceive that the individuals who committed these acts suffered from some form of mental abnormality. Twenty-two states enacted sexual psychopath statutes and established programs. The psychiatric programs established under these statutes […]

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