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Disorders of Executive Functions

Civil and Criminal Law Applications, 1st Edition

By Harold V. Hall, Robert J. Sbordone

CRC Press

368 pages

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Hardback: 9781878205162
pub: 1993-01-01
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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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General