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Predictions of Violence

Predictions of Violence  

John Monahan

in The Roots of Modern Psychology and Law: A Narrative History

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780190688738
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190688707.003.0009
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190688707
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
This chapter presents an historical account of the emergence of violence risk assessment as a central issue in what were portrayed as reforms of the mental health and criminal justice ... More
Empirical Foundations and Limits

Empirical Foundations and Limits  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits of evaluation for civil commitment. This includes epidemiology and psychiatric characteristics of civil committees, research on ... More
Civil Commitment

Civil Commitment  

Kirk Heilbrun, David DeMatteo, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, and Casey LaDuke

in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook (2 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261672
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941551.003.0013
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
This chapter focuses on the impact of forensic assessment on civil commitment decisions. Civil commitment questions can, in some cases, involve committed individuals exercising legitimate ... More
Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators  

Philip Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.001.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This online resource presents up-to-date information and ... More
Mental Disability, Criminal Responsibility, and Civil Commitment

Mental Disability, Criminal Responsibility, and Civil Commitment  

Stephen J. Morse

in The Roots of Modern Psychology and Law: A Narrative History

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780190688738
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190688707.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190688707
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
This chapter interweaves a history and analysis of these issues in the formative years of the American Psychology–Law Society with the author’s involvement in writing about it and in taking ... More
Mental Health Law and the Seeds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Mental Health Law and the Seeds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence  

David B. Wexler

in The Roots of Modern Psychology and Law: A Narrative History

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780190688738
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190688707.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190688707
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
This chapter summarizes the author’s work during the decade of the 1970s, where he began teaching a Law and Psychiatry seminar that soon became a newly named course Mental Health Law. His ... More
Forensic Mental Health Concepts

Forensic Mental Health Concepts  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 2 discusses the forensic mental health concepts relevant to civil commitment. These include substantial mental disorder, risk or danger (along with practical aspects of the forensic ... More
The Legal Context

The Legal Context  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 1 presents the legal context of civil commitment (the legal mechanism through which the government deprives persons of their liberty because of mental illness). It discusses the ... More
Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Evaluation for Civil Commitment  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.001.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195329148
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 ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 6 discusses the interpretation of data. It presents questions to consider whilst interpretation data, such as if the respondent has a substantial mental disorder, if the substantial ... More
Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 7, describes elements of good report writing in those rare instances that require it and then offer recommendations for providing testimony. It begins with some comments about ... More
Forensic Mental Health Concepts

Forensic Mental Health Concepts  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 2 explores forensic mental health concepts relating to the evaluation of SVPs. It discusses constructs defining mental disorder or abnormality (DSM diagnoses, Avix I diagnoses, Axis ... More
The Legal Context

The Legal Context  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 1 discusses the legal context of sex offences, including the sociolegal purpose and history, legal context for sex offender evaluations, SVP civil commitment statues, legal ... More
Empirical Foundations and Limits

Empirical Foundations and Limits  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits of SVP evaluation. It explores the SVP population, and common groupings used by research studies, diagnosing a disorder, assessing ... More
Preparation for the Evaluation

Preparation for the Evaluation  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 4 outlines preparations for the SVP evaluation. It discusses types of evaluation appointment, rules specific to the jurisdiction, risk management recommendations, collateral ... More
Data Collection

Data Collection  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 5 outlines the processes of data collection. This includes file reviews, conducting interviews with evaluees, obtaining collateral information, psychological testing, ... More
Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Ivan Kruh and Thomas Grisso

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 7 outlines report writing and testimony. It details the different aspects of an SVP evaluation report or testimony, such as introductory elements, background information, mental ... More
Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Evaluation for Civil Commitment  

Douglas Mossman and Debra A. Pinals

in Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190241780
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199766857.003.0012
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199766857
This chapter reviews concepts of forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) that are relevant to civil commitment. It first provides an overview of the legal context underlying evaluations ... More
Preparation for the Evaluation

Preparation for the Evaluation  

Debra A. Pinals and Douglas Mossman

in Evaluation for Civil Commitment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261580
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329148
Chapter 4 describes the structure of and preparation processes for civil commitment evaluations undertaken with the expectation that cross-examination and fact-finder decision making will ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 6 discusses interpretation of data. This includes jurisdiction considerations, using data to form opinions, evaluating hypotheses, unclear fit between data and hypothesis, and ... More

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