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Will They Do it Again?: Risk Assessment and Management in Criminal Justice and Psychiatry
Focus in the media on the risks posed to ordinary people has become increasingly strong in recent years - particularly on those risks popularly perceived to be posed by the mentally ill. But how
Fire-Raising: Its motivation and management
In recent years, fire-raising has become an increasing problem in Britain and elsewhere, and now involves many professionals in the investigation and management of those who set fires. The motives of
Offenders, deviants or patients?
Acknowledgements. Foreword. Preface. List of Tables and Figures. Part I: Legal and Administrative Frameworks. Problem Areas Revisited. Responsibility (Liability) for Crime. Systems of Disposal. Part
Vampirism—A Clinical Condition
  • H. Prins
  • Medicine
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1 June 1985
The phenomenon of the vampire is ancient, ubiquitous, and fascinating; moreover, it can only be understood adequately within the context of more general blood reliefs and rituals. (See Prins, 1984
Motives for Arson (Fire Raising)
Using a sample of imprisoned arsonists, an attempt is made to present a more refined classification of motivation than has been offered in the past. The need for psychiatric opinion on all arsonists
The Michael Stone Inquiry: A somewhat different homicide report
Abstract The report into the care, treatment, and supervision of Michael Stone is commented upon; special attention is paid to questions of anonymity, confidentiality, inter-agency communication, and
Mental disorder and violent crime: A problematic relationship
This article discusses the problems inherent in demonstrating the relationships between mentally-disordered states and crimes of violence. Particular mental states are selected, somewhat arbitrarily,
Editorial: Fire — ‘Good Servant – Bad Master’
  • H. Prins
  • Art
    Medicine, science, and the law
  • 1 January 1994
It is timely that the British Academy of Forensic Sciences has been able to publish two comprehensive and at the same time complementary papers in this issue of the Journal.