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Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

ISBN-10: 0195145844

ISBN-13: 9780195145847

Edition: 2006

Authors: Steven N. Sparta, Gerald P. Koocher

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Most professional forensic literature addresses the assessment of adults yet neglects the necessary differences that arise when working with minors. Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents presents the reader with essential knowledge and practical suggestions regarding the forensic assessment of minors involved in a variety of legal applications. Methods of evaluation are described by leading experts regarding topics frequently encountered and of greatimportance to the courts including: * Physical and sexual abuse* Domestic violence* Child custody in divorce proceedings* Risk assessment for violence* Potential for rehabilitation in juvenile court cases* Special education* Childhood development and trauma as mitigating circumstances in death penalty cases
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.332

Foreword
Contributors
Introduction to Forensic Assessment of Children
Forensic Assessment Issues: Ethics, Lawyers, Courts, Cultural Considerations, and Professional Liability
The Legal Contexts of Forensic Assessment of Children and Families
Integrating Assessment, Treatment, and Justice: Pipe Dream or Possibility?
Ethical Issues in Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Ten Rules: How to Get Along Better With Lawyers and the Legal System
Avoiding Malpractice in Child Forensic Assessment
Working With Courts, Judges, and Lawyers: What Forensic Mental Health Professionals Should Know About Being Expert Witnesses
Interpreting Forensic Inerview and Test Data of Latino Children: Recommendations for Culturally Competent Evaluations
Forensic Mental Health Applications
Forensic Interviewing of Children and Adolescents
Assessing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in a Legal Context
Evaluating the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Child Physical Abuse and Neglect: Medical and Other Considerations in Forensic Psychological Assessment
Assessing Risk for Violence Among Juvenile Offenders
Psychological Evaluation for Child Custody
Assessing Eligibility for and Appropriateness of Special Education Services
Examining Children in Personal Injury Claims
Neuropsychological Considerations in Forensic Child Assessment
A Pediatric Lead Litigation Primer: Foundations for Mental Health Assessment
Bullying and Stalking in Children and Adolescents: Assessing Obsessional Harassment
Forensic Assessment of Amenability to Rehabilitation in Juvenile Delinquency
Forensic Assessment of Parenting in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Forensic Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders
Assessing Childhood Trauma and Developmental Factors as Mitigation in Capital Cases
Assessing Firesetting Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Selected Measurement Issues
The MMPI-A in Forensic Assessment
Measures for Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse
Measuring Adolescent Personality and Psychopathology With the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)
Index