The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders

Book chapter


Spruin, L. and Siesmaa, B. 2016. The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders. in: Klein, A. (ed.) Crime and Criminal Behaviour Nova Science Publishers. pp. 11-30
AuthorsSpruin, L. and Siesmaa, B.
EditorsKlein, A.
Abstract

Although most traditional criminological perspectives contend that offender’s interpretation of events hold little importance to understanding the actual crime, the narrative approach seeks to explain crime as a function of the stories offenders interpret from their actions. The current chapter therefore investigates the potential of using an offender’s criminal as a means of providing insight into the motivation and intention of offenders to act. In particular, the chapter explores the research on the criminal narratives of general offending populations, and introduces new insight into Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs), and the impact various mental disorders may have on the structure of criminal narratives.

Page range11-30
Year2016
Book titleCrime and Criminal Behaviour
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Output statusPublished
SeriesCriminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
ISBN9781634855662
Publication dates
PrintOct 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Jun 2016
AcceptedMay 2016
Permalink -

https://repository.canterbury.ac.uk/item/87vz2/the-criminal-experience-of-mentally-disordered-offenders

  • 10
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a Student Advisor on student anxiety and well-being
Spruin, L., Dempster, T., Islam, S. and Raybould, I 2020. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a Student Advisor on student anxiety and well-being. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2020.1804535
The use of facility dogs to bridge the justice gap for survivors of sexual offending
Spruin, E., Ozcakir Mozova, K., Dempster, T. and Freeman, R. 2020. The use of facility dogs to bridge the justice gap for survivors of sexual offending. Social Sciences. 9 (6). https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9060096
Facility dogs as a tool for building rapport and credibility with child witnesses
Spruin, E., Dempster, T. and Ozcakir Mozova, K. 2020. Facility dogs as a tool for building rapport and credibility with child witnesses. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice.
Exploring the impact of specially trained dogs on the court experiences of survivors of sexual offending in England and Wales: an exploratory case study
Spruin, L., Ozcakir Mozova, K., Dempster, T. and Mitchell, S. 2019. Exploring the impact of specially trained dogs on the court experiences of survivors of sexual offending in England and Wales: an exploratory case study. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-019-09419-1
The use of therapy dogs to support court users in the waiting room
Spruin, L., Ozcakir Mozova, K., Franz, A., Mitchell, S., Fernandez, A., Dempster, T. and Holt, N. 2019. The use of therapy dogs to support court users in the waiting room. International Criminal Justice Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057567719827063
The experience of forensic males in dialectical behaviour therapy (forensic version): a qualitative exploratory study
Russell, S. and Siesmaa, B. 2017. The experience of forensic males in dialectical behaviour therapy (forensic version): a qualitative exploratory study. Journal of Forensic Practice. 19 (1), pp. 47-58. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFP-01-2016-0003
Community DSPD pilot services in South London: rates of reconviction and impact of supported housing on reducing recidivism
Bruce, M., Crowley, S., Jeffcote, N. and Siesmaa, B. 2013. Community DSPD pilot services in South London: rates of reconviction and impact of supported housing on reducing recidivism. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 24, pp. 129-140. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.1892
An exploration into the acceptance of male rape myths within the UK
Spruin, L. and Reilly, L. 2018. An exploration into the acceptance of male rape myths within the UK. Journal of Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigation. 9 (3). https://doi.org/10.19080/FSCI.2018.09.555763
Dogs in the criminal justice system: consideration of facility and therapy dogs
Spruin, L. and Ozcakir Mozova, K. 2018. Dogs in the criminal justice system: consideration of facility and therapy dogs. Pet Behaviour Science. 5, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.21071/pbs.v0i5.10084
Specially trained dogs in the UK criminal justice system
Spruin, L. and Ozcakir Mozova, K. 2018. Specially trained dogs in the UK criminal justice system. Seen and Heard. 28 (1), pp. 63-67.
The benefits of therapy dogs on student well-being within a UK university
Islam, S., Spruin, L. and Fernandez, A. 2017. The benefits of therapy dogs on student well-being within a UK university. Psychology and Behavioural Sciences International Journal. 7, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.19080/PBSIJ.2017.07.555702
Sexual offender’s experiences of polygraph testing: a thematic study in three probation trusts
Spruin, L., Wood, J., Gannon, T. and Tyler, N. 2017. Sexual offender’s experiences of polygraph testing: a thematic study in three probation trusts. Journal of Sexual Aggression. 3, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2017.1378025
Helping criminal justice system users: utilising specially trained dogs
Spruin, L. and Ozcakir Mozova, K. 2017. Helping criminal justice system users: utilising specially trained dogs.
Improving the student experience in higher education: an action research approach to implementing collaborative learning strategies
Spruin, L. and Abbott, N. 2017. Improving the student experience in higher education: an action research approach to implementing collaborative learning strategies. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 3, pp. 65-90.
The experiences of forensic males in dialectical behaviour therapy (forensic version): a qualitative exploratory study
Russell, S. and Siesmaa, B. 2014. The experiences of forensic males in dialectical behaviour therapy (forensic version): a qualitative exploratory study.
The emotional experience of mentally disordered offenders (MDO): an exploratory study using smallest space analysis (SSA)
Spruin, L. and Siesmaa, B. 2017. The emotional experience of mentally disordered offenders (MDO): an exploratory study using smallest space analysis (SSA). Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. 17, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228932.2017.1277678
Using specially trained dogs in the Criminal Justice System
Spruin, L. and Ozcakir Mozova, K. 2017. Using specially trained dogs in the Criminal Justice System. Forensic Update.
The use of dogs in the courtroom
Spruin, L., Holt, N., Fernandez, A. and Franz, A. 2016. The use of dogs in the courtroom. in: Klein, A. (ed.) Crime and Criminal Behaviour Nova Science Publishers. pp. 1-16
Pets in the courtroom
Spruin, L. and BBC Essex Radio 2015. Pets in the courtroom.
Exploring the belief systems of domestic abuse victims using Smallest Space Analysis (SSA)
Spruin, L., Alleyne, E., Baker, R., Papadaki, I. and Franz, A. 2017. Exploring the belief systems of domestic abuse victims using Smallest Space Analysis (SSA). Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 3 (1), pp. 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRPP-10-2016-0028
Animal Welfare: Domestic pets – written evidence (AWF 238)
Franz, A., Ashdown, L., Fernandez, A., Holt, N. and Spruin, L. 2016. Animal Welfare: Domestic pets – written evidence (AWF 238).
Specialist group therapy for firesetting behaviour: evidence of a treatment effect from a non-randomised pilot trial with male prisoners
Gannon, T., Alleyne, E., Butler, H., Danby, H., Kapoor, A., Lovell, T., Ozcakir Mozova, K., Spruin, L., Tostevin, T., Tyler, N. and O'Ciardha, C. 2015. Specialist group therapy for firesetting behaviour: evidence of a treatment effect from a non-randomised pilot trial with male prisoners. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 73, pp. 42-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.007
Written evidence submitted to Commons Select Committee Animal Welfare Inquiry
Franz, A., Ashdown, L., Fernandez, A., Hirst, L., Holt, N., Moore, H. and Spruin, L. 2016. Written evidence submitted to Commons Select Committee Animal Welfare Inquiry. www.parliament.uk.
The use of dogs in the courtroom
Spruin, L., Holt, N., Fernandez, A. and Franz, A. 2016. The use of dogs in the courtroom. in: Klein, A. (ed.) Crime and Criminal Behaviour Nova Science Publishers.
The evaluation of a summer youth scheme for children with disabilities: a brief report on the findings from an evaluation of the Special Needs Advisoryand Activities Project (SNAAP)
Spruin, L. and Abbott, N. 2014. The evaluation of a summer youth scheme for children with disabilities: a brief report on the findings from an evaluation of the Special Needs Advisoryand Activities Project (SNAAP).
Examining the experiences of a short break scheme amongst adolescents with disabilities (service users) and their parents
Spruin, L., Abbott, N. and Holt, N. 2017. Examining the experiences of a short break scheme amongst adolescents with disabilities (service users) and their parents. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 64, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1348599
Criminal narratives of mentally disordered offenders: an exploratory study
Spruin, L., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Siesmaa, B. 2014. Criminal narratives of mentally disordered offenders: an exploratory study. Criminal Narratives of Mentally Disordered Offenders: An Exploratory Study. 14 (5), pp. 438-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228932.2014.965987
Investigative psychology
Youngs, D. and Spruin, L. 2014. Investigative psychology. in: Bruinsma, G. and Weisburd, D. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice New York Springer. pp. 2391-2706
Mental health and the criminal justice setting: the role of the applied psychologist
Harvey, J. and Siesmaa, B. 2015. Mental health and the criminal justice setting: the role of the applied psychologist. in: Jones, P. (ed.) Interventions in Criminal Justice Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.
Domestic abuse victims’ perceptions of abuse and support: a narrative study
Spruin, L., Alleyne, E. and Papadaki, I. 2015. Domestic abuse victims’ perceptions of abuse and support: a narrative study. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 1 (1), pp. 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRPP-10-2014-0002
Criminal narratives of mentally disordered offenders
Spruin, L., Siesmaa, B., Spruin, L. and Youngs, D. 2013. Criminal narratives of mentally disordered offenders.
Deconstructing the personal narrative through offending behaviour and interpersonal style
Spruin, L. and Siesmaa, B. 2012. Deconstructing the personal narrative through offending behaviour and interpersonal style.
The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders
Spruin, L. 2013. The criminal experience of mentally disordered offenders. PhD Thesis University of Huddersfield International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology