Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authos consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.
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Academy of Psychiatry alleged crime alleged offense American Law Institute BEST PRACTICE clinical cognitive prong collateral sources committed competence to stand conclusions considered CR evaluations CR reports criminal behavior Criminal Responsibility criteria defendant’s ability defendant’s behavior defendant’s mental status determine diagnosis diminished capacity discussed in Chapter elements evidence example expert testimony expert witness explain forensic clinicians forensic evaluator forensic mental health forensic psychiatry forensic psychologists Goldstein Guilty Heilbrun impact impaired individuals insanity acquittees insanity defense intent interview intoxication jurisdictions legal insanity legal standard M’Naghten standard malingering mens rea mental disease mental disorder mental health professionals mental illness moral NGRI obtained Packer paranoid police prosecution psychiatric psychiatrists psychological testing psychotic questions RCRAS reason of insanity refer regarding relationship relevant result Rogers role specific stand trial symptoms trier of fact U.S. Supreme Court ultimate issue opinion validity victim volitional prong wariant wrongfulness