1st Edition

Disorders of Executive Functions
Civil and Criminal Law Applications

ISBN 9781878205162
Published January 1, 1993 by CRC Press
368 Pages

USD $84.95

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Book Description

The demands and expectations of a psychologist or neuropsychologist in a courtroom are different from those in a clinical practice. The challenges to and scrutiny of one's basic credentials, training, expertise, and conclusions can be intimidating. The contributors of Disorders of Executive Functions display obvious knowledge of these demands and challenges.
Law and neuropsychology of executive functions will be increasingly intertwined as findings are applied to forensic settings and situations. In instances where executive impairment is suspected, this book will assist the forensic evaluator to demonstrate the relationship between frontal lobe impairment and criminal/civil behavior.
Disorders of Executive Functions was written not only for professionals in psychology and neuropsychology, but also for plaintiff and defense attorneys and judges, rehabilitation and insurance professionals. Specific, on-point issues are addressed within each chapter with specific references and suggested readings. This source book presents realistic examples and case studies, then prepares the reader for litigation situations. Heavily illustrated, it provides numerous checklists, tables, and interview formats. Sample tests and evaluation, an extensive glossary, and an exhaustive list of core readings are also included.

Table of Contents

Forensic Neuropsychology and Claims of Personal Injury-Roland S. Parker
The forensic neuropsychologist in the legal setting
What phase of litigation is best for involving the neuropsychologist?
The neuropsychologist's role as an educator
In-depth coverage of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Misleading reports
Trial preparation
Criminal-Forensic Neuropsychology of Disorders of Executive Functions-Harold V. Hall
Executive functioning and violent response patterns
The neuropsychologist's role when working with the plaintiff defense side
Legal issues and decision analysis
Case and clinical examples
Specific tests, assessment and theories
Accounting for distortion and deception
Violence typologies
Linkage of deficits and criminal behavior
Neurolinguistic Aspects of Frontal Lobe Deficits-B.L.J. Kaczmarek
Frontal lobes and control of verbal behavior
Extensive tables, graphs, and examples
Neurobehavioral and Neuroimaging Data in the Medical-Legal Context-Ruben C. Gur and Raquel E. Gur
Neuroimaging techniques
Regional brain function and behavior
Method of integrating behavior and neuroimaging data
Present limitations of neuroimaging technology
Implications for legal practices
Chapter 5
Epileptic-Related Executive Dysfunction and Violent Crime-Robert J. Sbordone
Epilepsy and its relation to executive dysfunction and violent crimes
Research on ictal and interictal violence
Demonstrating Relationships Between Natural History, Assessment Results, and Functional Loss in Civil Proceedings-Paul J. Bach
Problems of ecological validity
Describing natural history of frontal lobe syndromes
Linkage of Evaluation and Crime Behavior: Inventory of Defendant Competencies of Self-Control-Harold V. Hall
Model for linkage of executive-related deficits and offensive behavior
Effective performance during violence sequence
Recovery period behaviors
Forensic neuropsychological evaluation/judicial considerations
Federal rules of evidence applied to forensic experts
Examination and cross-examination

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