Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Second Edition A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

ISBN-10: 1572302364

ISBN-13: 9781572302365

Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)

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List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 794
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Gary B. Melton, PhD, is Director of the Institute for Families in Society, Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the University of South Carolina. John Petrila, JD, LLM, is Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Florida Mental Health Institute, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Norman G. Poythress, PhD, is Professor and Research Director, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Florida Mental Health Institute, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Christopher Slobogin, JD, LLM, is Professor, Alumni Research Scholar, and Associate Dean of Law at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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
The Criminal Process
Competency to Stand Trial
Other Competencies in the Criminal Process
Mental State at the Time of the Offense
Noncriminal Adjudication
Civil Commitment
Civil Competencies
Compensating Mental Injuries: Workers' Compensation and Torts
Federal Antidiscrimination and Entitlement Laws
Children and Families
Juvenile Delinquency
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Custody in Divorce
Education and Habilitation
Communicating with the Courts
Consultation, Report Writing, and Expert Testimony
Sample Reports
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