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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. ...

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
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
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
Toward Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Toward Best Practices in 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/9780195323092.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195323092

Chapter 5 explores movements towards best practices in FMHA, the means of establishing standards for FMHA, and the structure and content of titles in the Best Practices in FMHA series. ...

Forensic Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Forensic Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders  

David Medoff 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/9780195145847.003.0022
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 21 provides an approach tothe forensic evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders. It discusses research on juvenile sexual offences and actuarial assessment, the clinical and forensic ... 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
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
Forensic Mental Health Concepts

Forensic Mental Health Concepts  

Karen S. Budd, Mary Connell, and Jennifer R. Clark

in Evaluation of Parenting Capacity in Child Protection

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261627
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195333602.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195333602
Chapter 2 discusses forensic mental health concepts in parental evaluation. It first contrasts clinical and forensic assessments, before outlining professional guidelines for forensic ... More
Evaluation of Juveniles’ Risks and Needs

Evaluation of Juveniles’ Risks and Needs  

Robert D. Hoge

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/9780199766857.003.0017
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 a juvenile's risks for criminal activity. It first provides an overview of the legal context ... 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
Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility

Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility  

Ira K. Packer

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/9780199766857.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199766857
This chapter reviews the essential elements of professional standards used in the evaluation of criminal responsibility. It first provides an overview of the historical development of the ... More
Release Decision-Making

Release Decision-Making  

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/9780199941551.003.0024
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199941551
The release decision-making process as it relates to the adult criminal justice system is the focus of the two reports in this chapter. In both of these cases, the evaluees had previously ... More
Evaluation of Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights

Evaluation of Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights  

Goldstein Alan M., Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, and Heather Zelle

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/9780199766857.003.0004
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 a defendant's capacity to waive Miranda rights. It first provides an overview of ... More
Data Collection

Data Collection  

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/9780195323078.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195323078
In Chapter 5 the fundamental methods of data collection are detailed, including the collection of third-party information, interviewing caregivers, interviewing and observing the youth, ... More
Preparation for the Evaluation

Preparation for the Evaluation  

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/9780195329513.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195329513
Chapter 4 discusses preparation for the child custody evaluation and considers two main questions: When is one qualified to perform child custody evaluations? And how can one identify ... More
Ethical Issues in Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Ethical Issues in Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents  

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/9780195145847.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847

Chapter 3 focuses on ethical issues in forensic assessment, and presents a focused discussion of ethical problemsrelated to competence, assessment techniques, andforensic roles. ...

Neuropsychological Considerations in Forensic Child Assessment

Neuropsychological Considerations in Forensic Child Assessment  

Karen E. Wills and Jerry J. Sweet

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/9780195145847.003.0017
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 16 discusses neuropsychological considerationsin forensic child assessment, along with explanations for when evaluatorsshould consider brain–behavior consequences inreferrals that ... More
The Legal Contexts of Forensic Assessment of Children and Families

The Legal Contexts of Forensic Assessment of Children and Families  

Lois A. Weithorn

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/9780195145847.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195145847
Chapter 1 sets a context for how children are treated in the American legal system. It reviews the legal contexts within which forensic child and family assessment inquiries occur, and to ... More
Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Adults

Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Adults  

Patricia A. Zapf and Ronald Roesch

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/9780199766857.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199766857
This chapter examines the legal context for evaluating an adult's competence to stand trial, along with the relevant concepts in forensic mental health assessment (FMHA). It begins with an ... More

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