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Psychological Evaluations for the Courts By John Petrila

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts by John Petrila

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Fully revised and updated, this volume covers a broad range of topics in forensic mental health, including insanity, child abuse, sentencing, personal injury claims, and civil commitment.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Summary

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers. Third Edition by John Petrila

Considered the definitive resource and text on forensic psychiatry and psychology since the publication of the first edition, Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Second Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive discussion of legal, research, and clinical issues for both mental health and legal professionals. Fully revised and updated, the volume covers a broad range of topics in forensic mental health, including insanity, child abuse, sentencing, personal injury claims, and civil commitment. Less traditional subjects such as federal antidiscrimination and entitlement laws, competency to testify, workers' compensation, and a new section on the clinical evaluation of witness credibility have also been added. Throughout, the authors summarize and analyze legal issues, offer suggestions for evaluation procedures, and review appropriate research on both clinical opinions and the legal process.
Completely updated to reflect current research and practice, the volume contains four entirely new chapters and has been revised throughout to include:
:: analyses of new case law and clinical techniques
:: important research on competency and dangerousness from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and Law
:: and new ethical rules developed by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
Also new to this edition are exercises and case studies for students in each chapter. This book appropriate for students and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, other mental health fields and, law.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Reviews

'Melton et al. have done it again...and again. This third edition upholds the book's undisputed standing as the single, indispensable reference for forensic mental health examiners, students in forensic training programs, and attorneys. Thoroughly revised, it retains concepts of enduring value to the field while incorporating the most important advances in forensic assessment over the last 10 years.' - Thomas Grisso, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

'One of those rare books for which 'must read' is an understatement. Even more than its predecessors, this edition deserves ovations for combining cutting-edge science, exceptional clinical insight, and outstanding legal acumen. The platinum standard for forensic best practice has just arrived.' - John Monahan, PhD, University of Virginia School of Law , USA

'The release of the third edition of Psychological Evaluations for the Courts will ensure it remains the authoritative reference in the field for years to come. This is a truly indispensable volume that both embodies and establishes the state of the discipline. Its breadth of coverage is unmatched by any other book, and each topic is analyzed critically and in exacting detail. The quality of psycholegal scholarship is, quite simply, awesome. For educators, this book can serve as the single required text for virtually any graduate or post-graduate training program in forensic psychology. It is also an excellent practice guide for those already working in the field.' - Stephen D. Hart, PhD, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Table of Contents

Part I: General Considerations.Law and the Mental Health Professions: An Uneasy Alliance. An Overview of the Legal System: Sources of Law, the Court System, and the Adjudicative Process. The Nature and Method of Forensic Assessment. Constitutional, Common-Law, and Ethical Contours of the Evaluation Process: The Mental Health Professional as Double Agent. Managing Public and Private Forensic Services. Part II. The Criminal Process.Competency to Stand Trial. Other Competencies in the Criminal Process. Mental State at the Time of the Offense. Sentencing. Part III. Noncriminal Adjudication.Civil Commitment. Civil Competencies. Compensating Mental Injuries: Workers' Compensation and Torts. Federal Antidiscrimination and Entitlement Laws. Part IV. Children and Families.Juvenile Delinquency. Child Abuse and Neglect. Child Custody in Divorce. Education and Habilitation. Part V. Communicating with the Courts.Consultation, Report Writing, and Expert Testimony. Sample Reports. Glossary.

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GOR006515629
9781572302365
1572302364
Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers. Third Edition by John Petrila
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Guilford Publications
1997-10-13
840
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