Part 1: The need for change 1. Violence risk assessment: from prediction to understanding - or from what? to why?, David J. Cooke and Christine Michie Part 2: Key areas of practice: 2. Violence risk assessment and management: putting structured professional judgement into practice, Kevin S. Douglas, Adam J.E. Blanchard and Melissa C. Hendry 3. Working with complicated cases: mental disorder and violence, Lorraine Johnstone 4. Managing the risk posed by personality-disordered sex offenders in the community, Katharine Russell and Rajan Darjee 5. Suicide and self-harm: clinical risk assessment and management using a structured professional judgement approach, Caroline Logan 6. Pathological firesetting by adults, John L. Taylor and Ian Thorne 7. Risk management: beyond the individual, David J. Cooke and Lorraine Johnstone Part 3: Key client groups: 8. Risk assessment and management with clients with cognitive impairment, Suzanne O'Rourke 9. Making delinquency prevention work with children and adolescents, Corine de Ruiter and Leena K. Augimeri 10. Working with women: towards a more gender-sensitive violence risk assessment, Vivienne de Vogel and Michiel de Vries Robbe 11. Clinical risk assessment and mangement with military personnel and veterans: the tip of a camouflaged iceberg, John Marham Part 4: Key practice skills 12. Risk assessment: specialist interviewing skills for forensic practitioners, Caroline Logan 13. Protective factors for violence risk: bringing balance to risk assessment and management, Michiel de Vries Robbe and Vivienne de Vogel Postscript: 14. Future directions in clinical risk assessment and management, Caroline Logan and Lorraine Johnstone, Afterword by Stephen Hart.