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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Contents

Constitutional Judicial and Practice Foundations of Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology
1
Ethical Issues in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology
30
Competency Insanity Culpability and Mitigation
55
Negative Response Bias and Malingering during Neuropsychological Assessment
91
Psychological Evaluation in Miranda Waiver and Confession Cases
135
Neuropsychological Evaluation of Competency to Proceed
176
Neuropsychology in the Assessment of Mental State at the Time of the Offense
204
Neuropsychological Approaches to Criminality and Violence
238
Neuropsychological Consultation in the Sentencing Phase of Capital Cases
273
Neuropsychology in the Juvenile Justice System
295
Pragmatic Considerations
326
Presenting Neuropsychological Findings Opinions and Testimony to the Criminal Court
349
A Final Word on Authentic Professional Competence in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology
391
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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.

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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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