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Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law A Handbook for Lawyers

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ISBN-10: 0199766851

ISBN-13: 9780199766857

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ronald Roesch, Patricia A. Zapf

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While the vast majority of criminal and civil lawyers must at some time come into contact with a forensic mental health evaluation, either when requested by their side or by opposing counsel, most do not know enough about the practice to be informed consumers. Forensic assessments can vary widely based on the assessor's personal preferences, and while there are clearly defined "best practices" for most evaluations, there is no official process by which legal professionals can guarantee these practices are being followed.Designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers,Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyersprovides insight into what to expect from forensic…    
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Book details

List price: $175.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 10.10" wide x 7.20" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

About the Contributors
Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Adults
Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility
Evaluation of Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights
Evaluation of Sex Offenders
Evaluation of Violence Risk in Adults
Evaluation for Jury Selection
Evaluation for Capital Sentencing
Evaluation for Eyewitness Identification
Evaluation for Guardianship
Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims
Evaluation for Civil Commitment
Evaluation for Harassment and Discrimination Claims
Evaluation of Workplace Disability
Juvenile and Family
Evaluation for Child Custody
Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Juveniles
Evaluation of Juveniles' Risks and Needs
Evaluation for Disposition and Transfer of Juvenile Offenders
Evaluation of Parenting Capacity in Child Protection Matters