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The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services sponsors a book series, published by Routledge. The series publishes books on a range of topics in forensic mental health, including assessment and treatment in both criminal and civil contexts. The book series is intended to provide an international forum for disseminating research and practical developments to forensic mental health professionals.

Dr Ron Roesch is ending his term as editor so we are beginning a search for someone to take over as Editor as of January 1, 2019. The Editor is responsible for soliciting and reviewing proposals for books, editing manuscripts, and ensuring the quality of books sponsored by IAFMHS. You can see a list of books published in the series at http://www.iafmhs.org/Book-Series. The Book editor receives 3% of royalties from each book and the term of office is 5 years.

If you would like to be considered, please submit a short letter of interest (maximum 400 words) and a copy of your c.v. by e-mail to Michael.doyle@manchester.ac.uk (Chair of the selection committee) by July 31, 2018.

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 Professors Ronald Roesch and Stephen Hart, Simon Fraser University. 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 Roesch. 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.

For more information, please e-mail Professor Roesch at roesch@sfu.ca or write him at Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6.

Published Books


Books in Preparation

Douglas, K. S., & Otto, R. K. (Eds.). (in preparation). Handbook of violent risk assessment (2nd ed.). NY: Routledge.

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