Foreword. Preface and introduction. Part I: Basics. Introduction to the legal system. Ethics of child and adolescent forensic psychiatry. Introduction to forensic evaluations. Testifying: The expert witness in court. Special education: screening tools, rating scales, and self-report instruments. Psychological testing in child and adolescent forensic evaluations. Forensic telepsychiatry. Cultural competence in child and adolescent forensic mental health. Part II: Legal Regulation of Practice. Legal issues in the treatment of minors. Legal aspects of intellectual disability. Part III: Child Custody. Child custody evaluation. Parenting assessment in abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases. Children in foster care. Adoption. Special issues in transcultural, transracial, and gay and lesbian parenting and adoption. Part IV: Child Abuse. Reliability and suggestibility of children's statements: from science to practice. Interviewing children for suspected sexual abuse. Forensic issues in Munchausen by proxy. Forensic issues and the Internet. Part V: Youth Violence. Taxonomy and neurobiology of aggression. Assessing violence risk in youth. Prevention of youth violence. Prevention of school violence. Juvenile stalkers. Part VI: Juvenile Offenders. Overview of juvenile law. Juvenile waiver and state-of-mind assessments. Assessment and treatment of juvenile offenders. Sexually aggressive youth. Part VII: Civil Litigation. Civil litigation and psychic trauma. Malpractice and professional liability. Psychological autopsy in children and adolescents. Evaluations for special education. Clinical and forensic aspects of sexual harassment in school-age children and adolescents. Index.
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