21 episodes

Forensic InService discusses the application of psychiatric, psychological, and social work evidence-based practice to matters of assessment and treatment, law, corrections, crime, and delinquency. We examine such concerns as the insanity defense, the high incarceration rate of individuals with mental illness, encounters with law enforcement, and the community management of sex offenders, as well as such macro concerns as the availability of treatment services, public perceptions of people with mental illness, and concerns related to social justice.

Forensic InService Stephen Koonz & Stephen Price

    • Mental Health

Forensic InService discusses the application of psychiatric, psychological, and social work evidence-based practice to matters of assessment and treatment, law, corrections, crime, and delinquency. We examine such concerns as the insanity defense, the high incarceration rate of individuals with mental illness, encounters with law enforcement, and the community management of sex offenders, as well as such macro concerns as the availability of treatment services, public perceptions of people with mental illness, and concerns related to social justice.

    The Leopold & Loeb Murder Trial

    The Leopold & Loeb Murder Trial

    In this episode we discuss the infamous murder trial of Loepold & Loeb, who in 1924 kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago. The crime would come to be regarded, at least until the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, as the murder of the century. We take a look at their behavior and the psychiatric testimony. Check out all of our episodes at https://forensicinservice.com/category/episodes/

    • 33 min
    Mental Health Practice in the Courtroom

    Mental Health Practice in the Courtroom

    In this episode we discuss mental health practice in the courtroom, including the court and legal processes, our roles as educators, and our obligations to our clients. Check out all of our episodes at Forensic InService

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    • 41 min
    What's Up With Sex Offender Treatment?

    What's Up With Sex Offender Treatment?

    In this episode we review a recent article from the BBC, by Danny Shaw, which reported that a recent study of the sex offender programs in England and Wales showed that completers recidivated at a higher rate than noncompleters. We delve into a discussion on the efficacy of sex offender treatment in general terms, as well as some programmatic difficulties programs encounter.

    *MATURE THEME*

    • 38 min
    The Relationship Between Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Crime & Violence

    The Relationship Between Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Crime & Violence

    In this episode we discuss the interplay between mental illness & substance abuse and how this interplay affects negative outcomes. Dr. Prices provides a comparison between serious mental illness and personality disorders, and together we review general risk factors, policy issues, and provide and overview of substance abuse. MATURE THEME

    • 51 min
    Safety Plans

    Safety Plans

    Safety or relapse prevention plans are used in a number of areas of forensic mental health treatment, such as with persons with histories of substance abuse or sexual offending. 

    This episode explores numerous applications of offense cycles and a discussion on working with resistive recipients. Each of these can be accessed on a variety of platforms or at forensicinservice.com

    • 33 min
    Offense Cycles

    Offense Cycles

         In this episode: offense cycles and node-link mapping. For this episode we also have a corresponding blog post, titled The Lapse Map. Contained within that blog post is a free download of a general lapse map we created during our work with sex offenders and recently updated.

        Forensic InService podcast is produced by Steve Koonz & Steve Price and licensed under a Creative Commons license.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

Tarnwood ,

Competency & Restoration

Excellent interview with Robert Linville, Esq. He clearly understands the issues involved in trying to represent and defend an incapacitated defendant and the problems with a system that often will not take the time to listen.

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