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Introduction to Forensic Assessment of Children

Introduction to Forensic Assessment of Children  

Steven N. Sparta and Gerald P. Koocher

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/9780195145847.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
This chapter introduces the subject of the forensic assessment of children. This includes distinctions between traditional psychological practice and forensic roles, and between child and ... More
Building a Knowledge Base for Legal and Social Concerns about Animal Maltreatment

Building a Knowledge Base for Legal and Social Concerns about Animal Maltreatment  

Thomas Grisso

in Animal Maltreatment: Forensic Mental Health Issues and Evaluations

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190275679
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199360901.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199360901
This chapter describes what the knowledge base for a subfield of animal maltreatment in forensic mental health might look like after it has matured. In doing so, it also offers a guide for ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Kirk Heilbrun, Thomas Grisso, and Alan M. Goldstein

in Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230241
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195323092.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195323092

Chapter 1 introduces the forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) and the aims of the Best Practices in FMHA series. The specifics and structure of the series are also presented. ...

Child Custody

Child Custody  

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/9780199941551.003.0017
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
The two reports in this chapter are assessments of child custody. Requests for child custody evaluations typically come from the court, or from attorneys representing one of the divorcing ... More
Response Style

Response Style  

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/9780199941551.003.0026
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
This chapter focuses on the assessment of response style as part of FMHA. “Response style” describes how an individual being evaluated responds to the assessment material, with primary ... More
Miranda Waiver Capacity

Miranda Waiver Capacity  

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/9780199941551.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
Chapter 2 discusses the capacity of adult defendants to waive their Miranda rights. The principle to be applied to the first case concerns the value of nomothetic data, derived from groups ... More
The Nature and Evolution of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

The Nature and Evolution of Forensic Mental Health Assessment  

Kirk Heilbrun, Thomas Grisso, and Alan M. Goldstein

in Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780190230241
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195323092.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195323092
Chapter 2 offers definitions of forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) and reviews its history in two ways: the growth of its formal infrastructure, and a sketch of some of the forensic ... More
A Pediatric Lead Litigation PrimerFoundations for Mental Health Assessment

A Pediatric Lead Litigation Primer: Foundations for Mental Health Assessment  

Steven B. Bisbing

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/9780195145847.003.0018
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 17 provides a detailed primer on litigationrelated to the toxic effects of lead on children. It presents the nature of the problem, litigation, forensic implications, and details of ... More
Forensic Interviewing of Children and Adolescents

Forensic Interviewing of Children and Adolescents  

Linda Sayler Gudas and Jerome M. Sattler

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/9780195145847.003.0009
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 8 begins a number of assessment-relatedchapters, providing a general framework onforensic interviewing in a developmental context. This chapter presents advice on general clinical ... 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
Integrating Assessment, Treatment, and JusticePipe Dream or Possibility?

Integrating Assessment, Treatment, and Justice: Pipe Dream or Possibility?  

Gary B. Melton and Robin J. Kimbrough-Melton

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/9780195145847.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 2 describes the problem of integrating forensic assessment and mental health treatment of children in the American justice system. It presents an integrated discussion of complex ... More
Guardianship

Guardianship  

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/9780199941551.003.0016
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
The case report in this chapter is about the competence of adults to manage their own affairs. Evaluations of this type help courts decide whether a guardian should be appointed to handle ... More
Competence for Execution

Competence for Execution  

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/9780199941551.003.0009
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
The report in this chapter describes an evaluation of competence for execution. These evaluations have been guided by case law, although the statutorily defined criteria may differ by ... More
Assessing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in a Legal Context

Assessing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in a Legal Context  

Kathryn Kuehnle and Steven N. Sparta

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/9780195145847.003.0010
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 9 provides detailed suggestionsfor framing evaluations of child sexual abuse allegationsin forensic contexts. It reviews issues critical to the assessment of alleged child sexual ... More
Working With Courts, Judges, and LawyersWhat Forensic Mental Health Professionals Should Know About Being Expert Witnesses

Working With Courts, Judges, and Lawyers: What Forensic Mental Health Professionals Should Know About Being Expert Witnesses  

Steven R. Smith

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/9780195145847.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 6 provides an analysis of the mental healthexpert witness role. It considers the law of expert witnesses, the nature of expertise, and the role of mental health experts in the legal ... More
Evaluating the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Evaluating the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children  

Lois Oberlander Condie

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/9780195145847.003.0011
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 10 presents strategies for evaluating the effectsof domestic violence on children. The data andstrategies suggested aim to help readers separate objectiveforensics from popular ... More
The MMPI-A in Forensic Assessment

The MMPI-A in Forensic Assessment  

James N. Butcher and Kenneth S. Pope

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/9780195145847.003.0025
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 24 reviews information and issues vital to those who use the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory for Adolescents (MMPI-A) in forensic assessments, as well as to those (e.g., ... More
Report Writing and Testimony

Report Writing and Testimony  

Ivan Kruh and Thomas Grisso

in Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261610
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195323078.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195323078
Chapter 7 explores report writing and testimony. This chapter touches briefly on matters that are general to most forensic reports and testimony, while providing greater detail on matters ... More
Harassment and Discrimination

Harassment and Discrimination  

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/9780199941551.003.0014
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
Chapter 14 discusses workplace harassment and discrimination. Evaluations of harassment and discrimination typically arise when a civil plaintiff makes a claim involving suffering mental or ... More
Evaluation for Child Custody

Evaluation for Child Custody  

Geri Fuhrmann and Robert A. Zibbell

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/9780199766857.003.0015
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 child custody. It first provides an overview of the legal context underlying child custody ... More

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