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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience

Volume 1 & 2

Edited by

Anthony R. Beech

Adam J. Carter

Ruth E. Mann

Pia Rotshtein

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For Dawn who has had to put up with me through the long gestation of this volume – AB

For Anne and Leslie and the wonderful Ruby – AC

In memory of Ralph Mann 1927–2014 – RM

For my parents Alice and Gadi – PR

Volume 1

About the Editors

Anthony R. Beech is an emeritus professor in criminological psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK and a fellow of the BPS. He has authored over 190 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and six books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. In 2009 he received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in Dallas, and the Senior Award from the Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society. His particular areas of research interests are: risk assessment; the neurobiological bases of offending; reducing online exploitation of children; and increasing psychotherapeutic effectiveness of the treatment given to offenders. His recent research has examined: Internet offending; new approaches to treatment of offenders; and the neurobiological basis of offending.

Adam J. Carter is a chartered and registered forensic psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and Her Majesty's Prison Service, predominantly in the assessment and treatment of sexual offending. Adam has a number of book chapters and journal articles published on the subject of the assessment and treatment of sexual offending, and is committed to improving practice in these areas. He received his Ph.D. from Leicester University in 2009 and is currently Head of Offence Specialism for Extremism Offending in Interventions Services, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, UK.

Ruth E. Mann is employed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, England and Wales. As Head of Evidence-Based Practice, she monitors and translates research literature and oversees research projects designed to improve criminal justice processes. Previously Ruth managed the national strategy for the assessment and treatment of sexual offending in the prison and probation services. In 2010, Ruth received the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Senior Award for her contribution to forensic psychology in the UK. Ruth has authored or co-authored over 70 scholarly publications on topics related to the treatment of sexual offending, program evaluations and large-scale studies of risk factors for crime.

Pia Rotshtein is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Her research interest focuses on understating the neuroscience of complex behaviors and cognition, like those involved in social cognition and emotional processing.

The editors would like to thank Francesca White and Fiona Screen for their hard work on the text, Jane Read for the index, and Baljinder Kaur at Aptara for the typesetting.