Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments / Edition 1

Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments / Edition 1

by Thomas Grisso, Grisso, Center for Studies of Antisocial and Vio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306421267

ISBN-13: 9780306421266

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Basic Books

Grisso (U. of Massachusetts Medical Center) and his collaborators review "forensic assessment instruments" for providing an empirical foundation for clinicians' evaluations in areas of legal competency, including competency to stand trial, waivers of rights, not guilty by reason of insanity, parenting capacity, guardianship and conservatorship, and competence to

Overview

Grisso (U. of Massachusetts Medical Center) and his collaborators review "forensic assessment instruments" for providing an empirical foundation for clinicians' evaluations in areas of legal competency, including competency to stand trial, waivers of rights, not guilty by reason of insanity, parenting capacity, guardianship and conservatorship, and competence to consent to medical treatment. Thirty-seven instruments are covered, only nine of which are retained from the first edition of the text, published in 1986. Chapters also review the progress for the underlying theory first presented in earlier edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306421266
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Perspectives in Law and Psychology Series, #7
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.Advances in Assessments for Legal Competencies1
Legal Competencies2
Legal Competencies in the Criminal Process3
Legal Competencies in Civil Cases7
Summary9
Improving Evaluations for Legal Competencies: How Far Have We Come?10
Ignorance and Irrelevance12
Intrusion15
Insufficiency and Incredibility17
The Value of a Conceptual Model19
Chapter 2.Legally Relevant Assessments for Legal Competencies21
Introduction22
Five Components of Legal Competencies23
Functional Component23
Causal Component29
Interactive Component32
Judgmental and Dispositional Components36
Summary39
Chapter 3.Empirical Assessments for Legal Competencies41
Forensic Assessment Instruments42
Objectives of Forensic Assessment Instruments43
The Need for Evaluation of Forensic Assessment Instruments47
Standards for Forensic Assessment Instruments49
Conceptual Basis: Defining Legally Relevant Functional Abilities50
Psychometric Development55
Construct Validation59
Predictive or Classificatory Utility61
Potential for Expressing Person-Situation Congruency63
Orientation to the Instrument Reviews64
Discovery and Selection of the Instruments64
Purposes and Outline of the Review Chapters65
Chapter 4.Competence to Stand Trial69
The Competence Question69
Law and Current Practice70
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment82
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments89
MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCAT-CA)90
Fitness Interview Test--Revised (FIT-R)101
Competence Assessment for Standing Trial for Defendants with Mental Retardation (CAST-MR)108
Georgia Court Competence Test--Mississippi State Hospital (GCCT-MSH)115
Competence to Stand Trial Assessment Instrument (CAI)121
Competence Screening Test (CST)130
Current Status of The Field139
Research Directions139
Clinical Application145
Chapter 5.Waiver of Rights to Silence and Legal Counsel149
The Competence Question149
Law and Current Practice150
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment157
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments163
Comprehension of Miranda Rights (CMR)164
Comprehension of Miranda Rights--Recognition (CMR-R)173
Comprehension of Miranda Vocabulary (CMV)177
Function of Rights in Interrogation (FRI)181
Current Status of the Field186
Research Directions187
Clinical Application190
Chapter 6.Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity193
The Competence Question193
Law and Current Practice195
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment203
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments209
Mental State at the Time of the Offense Screening Evaluation (MSE)209
Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (R-CRAS)216
Current Status of the Field223
Research Directions223
Clinical Application225
Chapter 7.Parenting Capacity229
The Competence Question229
Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights230
Divorce and Custody231
Law and Current Practice232
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment250
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments258
Ackerman-Schoendorf Scales for Parent Evaluation of Custody (ASPECT)258
Bricklin Perceptual Scales (BPS)268
Perception of Relationships Test (PORT)274
Parent Awareness Skills Survey (PASS) and Parent Perception of Child Profile (PPCP)278
Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI)281
Parenting Stress Index (PSI)292
Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI)298
Current Status of the Field301
Research Directions301
Clinical Application306
Chapter 8.Guardianship and Conservatorship309
The Competence Question309
Law and Current Practice313
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment322
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments331
A.IADL Instruments Based on Interview or Observation334
Adult Functional Adaptive Behavior Scale (AFABS)334
Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (MFAQ)338
Philadelphia Geriatric Center Multilevel Assessment Inventory (MAI)346
B.Performance Based Instruments to Assess IADL's352
Direct Assessment of Functional Status (DAFS)352
Everyday Problems Test (EPT)357
C.Performance Based Instruments to Assess Need for Guardian or Conservator359
Decisionmaking Instrument for Guardianship (DIG)359
Financial Capacity Instrument (FCI)363
Hopemont Capacity Assessment Interview (HCAI)367
Independent Living Scales (ILS)369
Current Status of the Field378
Research Directions378
Clinical Application387
Chapter 9.Competence to Consent to Treatment391
The Competence Question391
Law and Current Practice393
From Legal Standard to Forensic Assessment398
Review of Forensic Assessment Instruments404
Capacity to Consent to Treatment Instrument (CCTI)405
Hopemont Capacity Assessment Interview (HCAI)412
Hopkins Competency Assessment Test (HCAT)416
MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T)421
MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Clinical Research (MacCAT-CR)429
Understanding Treatment Disclosures (UTD)435
Perceptions of Disorder (POD)440
Thinking Rationally about Treatment (TRAT)447
Psychometric Development450
Current Status of the Field453
Research Directions453
Clinical Application458
Chapter 10.Developing and Using Forensic Assessment Instruments461
Developing Forensic Assessment Instruments462
Functional Component462
Causal Component469
Interactive Component471
Judgmental and Dispositional Components472
Using Forensic Assessment Instruments473
Forming the Question474
Selecting Assessment Methods474
Describing Functional Abilities475
Explaining Functional Deficits476
Making Predictions or Postdictions477
Stating Conclusions477
A Note on Potential Misuse of FAIs478
Continuing the Improvement of Forensic Assessments479
The Conceptual Model479
The Future of FAIs480
References483
Legal Citations515
Subject Index519

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