Clinical Neuropsychology in the Criminal Forensic Setting

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Robert L. Denney, James P. Sullivan
Guilford Press, 2008 - Psychology - 414 pages
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Neuropsychologists are increasingly serving as expert witnesses and consultants in legal proceedings of all kinds. Yet the criminal forensic setting is new terrain for most practitioners, and navigating it requires specialized knowledge and skills. This volume brings together leading neuropsychologists to present the legal and clinical foundations of criminal forensic practice. Authoritative yet accessible, this book is a reference for neuropsychologists who already work in the criminal arena or who are seeking to expand their practice, as well as other mental health practitioners who evaluate criminal defendants. Neuropsychology graduate students, interns, and residents will find it a highly useful text.

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Constitutional Judicial and Practice Foundations of Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology
Ethical Issues in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology
Competency Insanity Culpability and Mitigation
Negative Response Bias and Malingering during Neuropsychological Assessment
Psychological Evaluation in Miranda Waiver and Confession Cases
Neuropsychological Evaluation of Competency to Proceed
Neuropsychology in the Assessment of Mental State at the Time of the Offense
Neuropsychological Approaches to Criminality and Violence
Neuropsychological Consultation in the Sentencing Phase of Capital Cases
Neuropsychology in the Juvenile Justice System
Pragmatic Considerations
Presenting Neuropsychological Findings Opinions and Testimony to the Criminal Court
A Final Word on Authentic Professional Competence in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology

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Robert L. Denney, PsyD, ABPP, ABPN, has been a forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, for over 15 years. He is also Associate Professor and Director of Neuropsychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield. Dr. Denney is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and in clinical neuropsychology by both the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.


James P. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP, is in full-time independent practice in the area of criminal forensic neuropsychology, based in Tucson, Arizona. He is board certified in both forensic psychology and clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

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