Centre for Forensic
Behavioural Science

Manuals and publications

We have a number of manuals for forensic mental health professionals available for purchase and our researchers regularly publish journal articles, conference paper and other academic works.


The cover of Stalking Risk Profile, authored by Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science staff.Stalking Risk Profile: Guidelines for the assessment and management of stalkers

This definitive tool provides structured guidelines to help professionals make considered judgements about the variety of risks in stalking situations.


Camberwell Assessment of Need - Forensic Version (CANFOR)

The CANFOR is an individual needs assessment scale designed to identify the needs of people with mental health problems who are in contact with forensic services.

Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression coverThe Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression

The DASA is a structured measure used by unit staff to assess risk of imminent (within the next 24 hours) aggression by patients in psychiatric hospitals and other secure settings.

Please email info-cfbs@swin.edu.au to purchase the manual. For information on the use of the DASA please contact Michael Daffern (E: mdaffern@swin.edu.au).