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  • 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 […]

  • A General Discussion on Risk

    This episodes provides a general discussion on risk and threat, risk assessment, and the ways risk and threat are managed in various types of settings and facilities. We distinguish the differences between risk and threat for the expressed purpose of providing clarity in this discussion as well as clarity between the concepts involved. We recognize that the terms are used interchangeably, but argue that the definitions are not. Risk – Risk is something that a […]

  • Psychopathy

    Season 1, Episode 2: Psychopathy   In this episode we discuss psychopathy. You would never know given all the attention psychopathy receives that it only occurs in 1% of males in the general population. Cleckley and others have explained psychopathy as being a personality disorder defined by a constellation of characteristics occurring on the interpersonal, affective, and lifestyle levels. There is considerable confusion regarding the construct given its history and its common, if not pejorative […]

  • Episode One: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Price, M.D.

    Now Available in Apple Podcast In InService #1 Dr. Stephen Price is interviewed by Steve Koonz, M.A., M.S.W. Dr. Price is currently the owner and chief clinician at Threat Assessment & Risk Management Center, L.L.C. in upstate New York, as well as co-host of the Forensic InService podcast. Dr. Price is a board-certified psychiatrist who has many years’ experience in veteran psychiatric services, as well as general, forensic, and correctional mental health. Dr. Price has […]

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