Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases

1st Edition

Edited by Harold V. Hall

CRC Press

992 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2007-11-19
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Greater Understanding, Better Evaluations

Today's increasingly sophisticated psychological and neuropsychological assessments allow for greater understanding and evaluations in forensic psychology. By integrating discussions of modern psychological and neuropsychological tests with extant civil and criminal cases, this book presents a unique resource for insight into the impact of modern behavioral science on the legal system.

Foundational, Criminal, and Civil Issues

Divided into three parts, this timely compilation of articles from national and international experts begins with foundational issues such as the legal, ethical, and applied aspects of mitigation evaluations. It examines violence prediction and risk analysis, violence in the family, and the detection of malingering and deception in forensic evaluations. Part 2 looks at the psychological issues found in criminal forensic evaluation. This section discusses assessments of competence to stand trial, mitigatory defenses, and hostage negotiation, as well as the psychological impact of officer-involved shootings. The final part focuses on neuropsychological evaluation as it is relevant to civil cases including worker’s compensation, malingered pain and memory deficits, and parental assessment in child maltreatment cases.

Template Case Studies

Providing several full case studies in more than a dozen appendices, this book addresses both psychological and neuropsychological concepts in the context of the legal system and allows for a practical understanding and application of behavioral, legal, and ethical issues in civil and criminal cases.

Table of Contents

Foundational Issues

Criminal Responsibility Evaluation in a Methamphetamine-Murder Case, H.V. Hall, P. Bresciani, K. Spohn, and E. Yudko

The Legal, Ethical, and Applied Aspects of Capital Mitigation Evaluations: Practice Guidance from a Principles-Based Approach, G. Marczyk, L. Knauss, J. Kutinsky, D. Dematteo, and K. Heilbrun

Detecting Malingering and Deception in Forensic Evaluations, H.V. Hall, J.G. Poirier, and J. Thompson

Parents with Brain Impairment: Care and Protection Matters, L. Oberlander Condie, and D. Condie

Violence in the Family: Including Lethal Outcome, J.G. Poirier

Violence Prediction and Risk Analysis, H.V. Hall

Criminal Forensic Evaluation

Forensic Psychological Issues in Officer-Involved Shooting, Use of Force, and Suicide by Cop Cases, K. Mohandie

Psychological Consultation in Hostage/Barricade Crisis Negotiation, J.A. Call

Deception in Criminal Contexts, H.V. Hall, J.G. Poirier, and J. Thompson

Assessment of Competence to Proceed in the Criminal Process, R.K. Otto and R.L. Demier

Mitigatory Defenses: Degrees and Aspects of Criminal Responsibility, S.B. McPherson

Mental Retardation and the Criminal Justice System: Forensic Issues, R.S. Ebert, and J.S. Long

MMPI-Based Forensic Psychological Assessment of Lethal Violence, R.J. Craig

The Juvenile Sex Offender, J.G. Poirier

Civil Forensic Evaluation

Evaluation of Effort in Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations for Workers’ Compensation Cases, L.E. Baade, R. Heinrichs Matson, and D.K. Soetaert

Malingered Pain and Memory Deficits in Civil-Forensic Contexts, H.V. Hall, J.G. Poirier, and J. Thompson

Evaluating the Evaluators in Custodial Placement Disputes, D.A. Martindale, and J.W. Gould

Employment and Discrimination Litigation: The Dysfunctional Side of Workplace Diversity, J.M. Finkleman

Forensic Neuropsychological Examination with Emphasis upon the Postconcussive Syndrome, R.S. Parker

Child Maltreatment Parental Assessments, J. Manley, and D. Chavez




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / Neuroscience