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Determining the Need for, Identifying, and Selecting Experts

Determining the Need for, Identifying, and Selecting Experts  

Eric Y. Drogin

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0037
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
Securing the proper mental health expertise for a givencase—assuming such expertise is both warranted andaffordable—requires a stepwise determination ofthe particular type of expert ... More
The Legal Context

The Legal Context  

Brian L. Cutler and Margaret Bull Kovera

in Evaluating Eyewitness Identification

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230142
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195372687.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195372687
Chapter 1 discusses the legal context of eyewitness testimony, including common mistakes made by eyewitnesses, safeguards to erroneous conviction, expert testimony, eyewitness research, ... More
Further Suggestions for Deposing and Cross-Examining Experts and Thoughts about Independent Medical Examinations

Further Suggestions for Deposing and Cross-Examining Experts and Thoughts about Independent Medical Examinations  

David Faust

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0042
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
This chapter presents further suggestions for deposing and cross-examining experts, and considers independent medical examinations. It discusses areas of the deposition inquiry, and ... More
Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Federal CourtsA View from the Bench

Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Federal Courts: A View from the Bench  

Paul W. Grimm

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
It is the purpose of this chapter to offer guidance to lawyersand expert witnesses on how better to understand theprocess by which expert testimony is admitted into evidencein federal ... More
Legal Uses and Assessment of Psychopathy

Legal Uses and Assessment of Psychopathy  

Gina M. Vincent and Stephen D. Hart

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0025
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
This chapter discusses psychopathy as a psychologicalconcept, not a legal concept, including legal issues subject to expert testimony, current diagnostic criteria, application of science to ... More
Preparing and Giving Expert Testimony

Preparing and Giving Expert Testimony  

Stanley L. Brodsky and Tess M.S. Neal

in Psychologists' Desk Reference (3 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230494
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199845491.003.0115
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199845491
Chapter 115 explores steps for preparing and giving expert testimony, including depositions, experience, effective language, and credibility, along with the importance of testifying only ... More
Expert Testimony

Expert Testimony  

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/9780199941551.003.0027
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
Chapter 27 describes questions common in cross-examination and possible responses from the expert witness. Using this framework, this chapter addresses the three of the four principles ... More
Making Subjective Elements of Cases More Objective

Making Subjective Elements of Cases More Objective  

David Faust

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0039
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
The intent of this chapter is toprovide strategies for evaluating and reducing the subjectiveelements of cases and, to the extent possible, transformingthem to more objective ... More
Identifying and Demonstrating Expert Bias

Identifying and Demonstrating Expert Bias  

David Faust

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0038
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
This chapter explores identifying and demonstrating expert bias, including common elements of bias, excluding evidence from the expert's data base and avoiding the collection of undesired ... More
Ziskin (and Faust) on Investigation, Critiquing Experts’ Reports, Dealing with Experts’ Tactics, and Deposition and Cross-Examination

Ziskin (and Faust) on Investigation, Critiquing Experts’ Reports, Dealing with Experts’ Tactics, and Deposition and Cross-Examination  

Jay Ziskin and David Faust

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0040
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
This chapter explores investigation, critique of experts' reports, dealing with experts' tactics, and deposition and cross-examination (in criminal, child custody, and personal injury ... More
Key Concepts in Eyewitness Identification

Key Concepts in Eyewitness Identification  

Brian L. Cutler and Margaret Bull Kovera

in Evaluating Eyewitness Identification

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230142
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195372687.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195372687
Chapter 2 introduces key concepts that are necessary for understanding the research foundation underlying expert testimony, including the accuracy of eyewitness identification, general ... More
Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Geri S. W. Fuhrmann and Robert A. Zibbell

in Evaluation for Child Custody

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261573
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329513.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329513
Chapter 7 considers report writing and testimony. The psycho-legal report documents the information the forensic evaluator has gathered on psychological and behavioral issues relevant to ... More
Challenging the Eyewitness Expert

Challenging the Eyewitness Expert  

John C. Yuille and Barry S. Cooper

in Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony (6 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780190466237
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195174113.003.0031
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195174113
This chapter outlines challenging the eyewitness expert, including individual differences and other potential memory-influencing factors, the ecological validity debate, and research with ... More
Evaluation of Violence Risk in Adults

Evaluation of Violence Risk in Adults  

Kirk Heilbrun, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, and Christopher King

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/9780199766857.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199766857
This chapter reviews concepts of forensic mental health assessment that are relevant to the evaluation of violence risk in adults. It first provides an overview of the legal context ... More
Laws Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology

Laws Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology  

Ira K. Packer and Thomas Grisso

in Specialty Competencies in Forensic Psychology

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Series: 
Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780190261818
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195390834.003.0009
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195390834
This chapter focuses on the laws related to the practice of psychology, with particular emphasis on those issues that directly impact forensic practitioners. It begins with a broad ... More
Report Writing and Expert Testimony

Report Writing and Expert Testimony  

Jane Goodman-Delahunty and William E. Foote

in Evaluation for Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2010
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261603
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195371017.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195371017
Chapter 7 explores the processes of report writing and expert testimony. The structure of an evaluation report is outlined, including preliminary information regarding the evaluation, ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Brian L. Cutler and Margaret Bull Kovera

in Evaluating Eyewitness Identification

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230142
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195372687.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195372687

Chapter 6 discusses the process of interpretation, the comparison of case facts against research literature and best practices, and whether expert testimony should be offered in a case. ...

Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Brian L. Cutler and Margaret Bull Kovera

in Evaluating Eyewitness Identification

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230142
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195372687.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195372687
Chapter 7 presents guidelines for report writing and testimony, including reporting expert opinions, preparing for expert testimony, direct and cross-examination during admissibility ... More
Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims

Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims  

Andrew W. Kane and Joel A. Dvoskin

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261597
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195326079.001.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195326079
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
Forensic Assessment of Parenting in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Forensic Assessment of Parenting in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases  

Catherine Ayoub and Robert Kinscherff

in Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2006
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190242107
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195145847.003.0021
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 20 discusses the forensic assessmentof parenting in child abuse and neglect cases. It summarizes the law that shapes forensic assessment in cases involving child maltreatment and ... More

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