Neuroimaging in Forensic Psychiatry: From the Clinic to the Courtroom

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Joseph R. Simpson
Wiley, Feb 17, 2012 - Medical - 352 pages
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This important volume is the first to address the use of neuroimaging in civil and criminal forensic contexts and to include discussion of prior precedents and court decisions. Equally useful for practicing psychiatrists and psychologists, it reviews both the legal and ethical consideraitons of neuroimaging.

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About the author (2012)

Joseph R. Simpson received his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. His thesis work focused on neuroimaging in mood disorders and the functional neuroimaging of cognition-emotion interactions.
After completing his adult psychiatry residency at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, he completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is board-certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in neuroimaging and in forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Simpson is currently a staff psychiatrist with the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Irvine. He also maintains a private practice in forensic psychiatry.

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