2nd Edition

Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases

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ISBN 9781032100289
November 9, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
848 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Today's increasingly sophisticated psychological and neuropsychological assessments allow for a greater understanding, and improved evaluations, in forensic psychology. By integrating discussions of modern psychological and neuropsychological tests, with extant civil and criminal cases, Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases, Second Edition serves as a fully-updated, professional resource outlining modern behavioral science’s impact on the legal system.

This second edition synthesizes the theoretical, empirical, and clinical literature, examining it through the lens of case application.

The book is divided into three parts to look at foundational legal, ethical and applied issues; criminal forensic evaluations; and civil forensic evaluations. Chapters new to this edition address substance abuse and intoxication, interviewing and interrogation, criminal profiling, faked amnesia and recall skills, post-concussive syndrome (PCS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trends and research directions. Clinicians, researchers and psychologists practicing in any number of related fields will be able to address relevant questions from both criminal-forensic and civil-forensic perspectives.

Key features:

  • Presents the latest advances in methodology and technology to assist forensic professional in assessment and case formulation in the search for ground truth in applied settings
  • Outlines base rates for forensic areas of concern, especially helpful in evaluation, report writing and courtroom testimony as an expert witness
  • Addresses complex criminal issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mitigating defenses, and violence risk


Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases, Second Edition is an invaluable resource to clinicians, experts witnesses, and legal professionals—a helpful adjunct for mental health experts to formulate sound direct and cross-examination strategies, and eliciting suggestions for forensically-related treatment and intervention.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundational Issues 

  1. Criminal- and Civil-Forensic Factors in a Methamphetamine-Murder Case 
  2. Harold V. Hall


  3. Detecting Malingering and Deception in Forensic Evaluations 
  4. Harold V. Hall and Joseph G. Poirier


  5. Forensic Interviewing: A Synthesis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and the Role of Interrogation
  6. Joseph G. Poirier & Harold V. Hall


  7. Clinical-forensic Aspects of Substance Use 
  8. Joseph G. Poirier


  9. Violence in the Family: Including Lethal Outcome 
  10. Joseph G. Poirier


  11. Psychosis and Hallucinations from a Forensic Perspective
  12. Harold V. Hall and Joseph G. Poirier


    Part II: Criminal-Forensic Evaluation and Consultation


  13. The Legal, Ethical and Applied Aspects of Capital Mitigation Evaluations: Practice Guidance from a Principles-Based Approach
  14. Casey LaDuke, David DeMatteo, Geoffrey Marczk et al

  15. Assessment of Competence to Proceed in the Criminal Process
  16. Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMeir and Meredith M. Veltri


  17. Intellectual Disability the Criminal Justice System: Forensic Issues 
  18. Ronald S. Ebert and Jeffrey S. Long


  19. Violence Risk Analysis in Forensic Contexts
  20. Harold V. Hall


  21. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  22. Harold V. Hall and Joseph G. Poirier


  23. The Juvenile Sex Offender
  24. Joseph G. Poirier


  25. Reformulation of Criminal Profiling of Serial Rape-Murderers and Bombers
  26. Harold V. Hall


    Part III:  Civil-Forensic Evaluation and Consultation


  27. Tort and Eligibility Claims in Civil-Forensic Evaluation
  28. Harold V. Hall and Joseph G. Poirier


  29. Parents with Brain Impairment: Care and Protection Matters 
  30. Lois Oberlander Condie


  31. Child Maltreatment Parental Assessments 
  32. Deborah Chavez and James Manley


  33. Evaluating the Evaluators in Custodial Placement Disputes 
  34. Jonathan W. Gould and Milford D. Dale


  35. Employment and Discrimination Litigation: The Dysfunctional Side of Workplace Diversity 

Jay M. Finkleman


19. Malingered Pain and Memory Deficits 

Joseph G. Poirier and Harold Hall


Part IV:  Appendices 

A. Mental Fitness and Capacity Report

Harold V. Hall


B. Checklist of Self-Control and Instant Offense Behaviors

Harold V. Hall 


C. Family Violence Case 

Joseph G. Poirier


D. Intellectual Disability: Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation

Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMeir and Meredith M. Veltri  


E. Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and what to expect in civil-forensic evaluations

Roland Parker 


F. Capital Mitigation Case 

Casey LaDuke, David DeMatteo, Geoffrey Marcyzk, et al

G. Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation

Ronald Ebert and Jeffrey Long


H. Juvenile Sex Offender case 

Joseph G Poirier


I. Pain Survey Checklist (PSCL)

Harold V. Hall 


J. Psychological Evaluation Involving Parents with Brain Impairment 

Lois Oberlander Condie


K. Evaluating the Evaluators in Custody Placement Disputes--Suggested questions and areas of challenge 

David A Martindale and Jonathan W. Gould 

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Dr. Harold V. Hall, Ph.D., APBPP (Clin, Forensic), ABN (Neurospych) received his MS in psychology and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah in 1972. For 15 years he worked in various federal and state clinics, health centers, hospitals, prisons and training schools, followed by over 30 years in Hawaii in the independent practice of civil and criminal forensic psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Hall was a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, a Rotary Scholar in Thailand and Cambodia, and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology. He has authored 15 books and over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, and reviews including 4 second editions in deception analysis, violence risk analysis, murder and manslaughter, and substance abuse.

Dr. Joseph G Poirier, Ph.D., ABPP is currently a Clinical Psychologist Specialist in Rockville, Maryland. He was previously is the Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Evaluation Service (CAFES), Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Government, Rockville, Maryland. For 30 years, he had also been the co-director of the Circuit Court Mental Health Service, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He has testified as an expert witness in federal court and in district and circuit courts in a number of states. Dr. Poirier is triple board certified in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and family psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association.