Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers / Edition 3
  • Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers / Edition 3
  • Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers / Edition 3

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers / Edition 3

by Gary B. Melton, John Petrila, Norman G. Poythress, Christopher Slobogin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572309660

ISBN-13: 9781572309661

Pub. Date: 09/18/2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

The definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals is now in a thoroughly updated third edition. This volume offers a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil

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The definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals is now in a thoroughly updated third edition. This volume offers a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Extensively revised, the third edition analyzes recent legal developments concerning the admissibility of expert testimony, the insanity defense, sexual predators, the death penalty, outpatient commitment, medication refusal, juvenile justice, antidiscrimination laws, special education laws, and more. It also presents new empirical findings and instruments related to risk assessment, criminal and civil competencies, child custody, and feigning mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309661
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
930
Sales rank:
231,714
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. General Considerations

1. Law and the Mental Health Professions: An Uneasy Alliance

2. An Overview of the Legal System: Sources of Law, the Court System, and the Adjudicative Process

3. The Nature and Method of Forensic Assessment

4. Constitutional, Common-Law, and Ethical Contours of the Evaluation Process: The Mental Health Professional as Double Agent

5. Managing Public and Private Forensic Services

II. The Criminal Process

6. Competency to Stand Trial

7. Other Competencies in the Criminal Process

8. Mental State at the Time of the Offense

9. Sentencing

III. Noncriminal Adjudication

10. Civil Commitment

11. Civil Competencies

12. Compensating Mental Injury: Workers' Compensation and Torts

13. Federal Antidiscrimination and Entitlement Laws

IV. Children and Families

14. Juvenile Delinquency

15. Child Abuse and Neglect

16. Child Custody in Divorce

17. Education and Habilitation

V. Communicating with the Courts

18. Consultation, Report Writing, and Expert Testimony

19. Sample Reports

20. Glossary

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