Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial

Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial

by Ivan Kruh, Thomas Grisso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195323076

ISBN-13: 9780195323078

Pub. Date: 12/29/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.

Volumes include the following helpful features:

- Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations

- Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls

- Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes

- Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference

- Helpful gloassary of key terms for the particular topic

In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195323078
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/29/2008
Series:
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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