Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 110) Data Collection 

(p. 110) Data Collection
(p. 110) Data Collection

Antoinette Kavanaugh

and Thomas Grisso

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Clinical Psychology Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 January 2021

This chapter offers guidance for the collecting the various types of information needed for Miller evaluations. It begins with a general section on the process, focusing on the need for multiple sources of data, checking consistencies and inconsistencies in information across sources, attending to dissimulation, and adjusting one’s assessment plan as unexpected information arises. Then separate sections are provided for obtaining data from various specific sources. Guidance is offered for the various types of records that should be obtained and why they are important. Suggestions are made for interviewing the defendant and for interviewing caregivers and other collateral informants. Finally, recommendations are offered for various types of structured assessment tools that will provide normative data on the defendant’s personality, psychopathology, decision-making and risk-taking characteristics, and amenability to rehabilitation.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Clinical Psychology requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.