Forensic Psychology: From Classroom to Courtroom

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Brent Van Dorsten
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2002 - Law - 318 pages
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Psychological data have now become central in many areas of legal practice including criminal, health care, and child custody domains. Unfortunately, the professional and empirical literature has not kept pace with this proliferation.
Forensic Psychology: From Classroom to Courtroom fills this void, synthesizing the contributing authors' expertise into a versatile, authoritative, and empirically-derived delineation of the current status of psychological practice in each topic area, relative strengths and weaknesses of current behavioral evidence of forming legal/forensic opinions, and recommendations for future work. The book includes a discussion of the propagation of forensic psychology as a field of specialization, professional preparation issues for training as a forensic psychologist, unique ethical concerns, and an authoritative discussion of issues in several prominent areas of forensic psychology practice.
  

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Contents

Forensic Psychology
1
The Mental Health Professional in Court
17
Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychological Evaluation
35
Assessment in Forensic Practice
65
Forensic Assessment of Malingering and Related Response Styles
83
Assessing Competency in Criminal Proceedings
105
Civil Committment
143
Child Custody Evaluations
171
Child Abuse
199
Assessment of Sexual Offenders
219
Forensic Medical Psychology
247
Selected Issues in Forensic Neuropsychology
283
Index
315
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