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The Stages of Grief and Loss

In my previous blog I spoke of disenfranchised grief and how people who are close to us and those in the community experience may at some stage experience some form of loss which is not acknowledged or recognized. When people...

Theoretical frameworks that are used to assess and treat the forensic population within the criminal justice system

In my previous blog regarding the historical overview of risk assessment tools utilised within the criminal justice system I focused mainly on the assessment tools that are used. In this blog I will be focusing on the theoretical frameworks that...

Good Grief!!! What is Disenfranchise Grief?

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“Grief that cannot be openly expressed because the death or other loss cannot be publicly acknowledged.” (Doka, 1989)   Throughout out our lives we will all experience some form of loss and grief. Hopefully, during this time we are all...

A Historical Overview of the Risk Assessment Tools utilised in the Criminal Justice System.

The criminal justice system uses a range of risk assessment tools to identify the level of risk and treatment targets for offenders. Bonta (1996) describes that there has been three generations of risk assessment tools used to identify the level...