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(p. 55) Empirical Foundations and Limits 

(p. 55) Empirical Foundations and Limits
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(p. 55) Empirical Foundations and Limits
Author(s):

Karen S. Budd

, Mary Connell

, and Jennifer R. Clark

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195333602.003.0003
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date: 29 October 2020

Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits. This chapter provides an overview of behavioral and social science research as a backdrop to forensic mental health assessment of parents. It reviews the research literature on forensic assessment relevant to parenting capacity evaluations, including descriptive research on parents and children involved in child protection cases and the services they have received; conceptual frameworks and supporting research on parenting related to child maltreatment; research on measures used in forensic evaluations of parents; and research on forensic assessment practice.

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