The IAFMHS Book Series

The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) is pleased to sponsor the book series, International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health, edited by Professor Patricia Zapf. The book series is published by Routledge and can be accessed by clicking here. Its goal is to improve the quality of health care services in forensic settings by providing a forum for discussing issues related to policy, administration, clinical practice, and research. Intended to complement the Association’s official journal, the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, the book series intends to cover topics such as mental health law; the organization and administration of forensic services for people with mental disorder; the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment programs for mental disorder in civil and criminal justice settings; the assessment and management of violence risk, including risk for sexual violence and family violence; and staff selection, training, and development in forensic systems. The book series will consider proposals for both monographs and edited works on these and similar topics, with special consideration given to proposals that promote best practice and are relevant to international audiences.

Proposals for books in the series should be submitted to Professor Patricia Zapf. Please send a detailed proposal and chapter outline, indicating the nature and scope of the book, and a summary of each chapter. Your proposal should include discussion of why the field is in need of a book like this, why the series is the right place for it, and what the market might be. Please also include a copy of a c.v. for each author.

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IAFMHS members are entitled to 30% book discounts for any full priced CRC Press or Routledge book published by Taylor & Francis. To access the discount, click on the link: HERE


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